CEAM Artist Residency
The CEAM Artist Residency, in collaboration with Flagler College’s Department of Art & Design, is a regular program of artists-in-residence to engage in themes of place-making while collaborating with some aspect of St Augustine’s local community, the city’s significant and varied roles in American history, or its rich natural environment.
A goal of the residency is to foster diverse perspectives on these aspects of our local community, and artists and scholars in a range of fields are invited who integrate and collaborate between the areas of fine art and broader fields of inquiry, such as curatorial practice, performing arts, and creative writing.
The CEAM Artist Residency is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
Lenny Foster is a photographer, who has owned and operated a gallery in both Taos, New Mexico, and St. Augustine, Florida, since 1998. His work, which spans from landscape and portraiture to his documentation of historic Black sites within St. Augustine and the Lincolnville neighborhood, is propelled by the search for beauty and deeper truth conveyed within the medium of photography.
Artists Katie Hargrave (Chattanooga, TN) and Meredith Lynn (Tallahassee, FL) will conduct research for the Florida chapter of their ongoing project A 1000 mile walk to the gulf. This project, the title of which references the problematic text by 19th-century American environmental writer John Muir, explores his continued legacy in the Southeast United States video and installation.
As an artist and a multilingual writer, Vindel is interested in material processes and the invisible structures that shape them. His practice shifts organically between writing, photography, performance, book, and glass. While each of these materials have their own systems, Vindel is particularly attracted to what he describes as their “syntax of impermanence,” and how they are inexorably linked to our daily lives.
Erin Kendrick is an artist and educator based in Jacksonville, Florida. Through color-rich paintings and multimedia installations, Kendrick examines contemporary spectatorship and the power of language as it relates to perceptions of and about black women, through the lens of the oppositional gaze.
Elisa Harkins is a Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) artist and composer originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. Harkins received her BA from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has since continued her education at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work is concerned with translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins uses the Cherokee and Mvskoke languages, electronic music, sculpture, and the body as her tools.
PHOTO CREDIT: OLIVIA LOCHER 2017