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Creative Momentum: Get Back In the Game with Michael Webster

Date: Saturday, July 20 —Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM —3:00 PM
Location: McColl Center
Cost: $35

How to get back into making art, and keeping it going! Have you ever struggled to find the time, resources, or energy to create your artwork? Has a regular studio practice eluded you since graduating?

"After completing my MFA program I didn't make artwork for 4 years, but I eventually regained my creative momentum, and now I teach my college students the strategies for keeping the creative fire burning. I'll cover how to make art with limited resources, restart your practice after a long break, and maintain momentum once you get going. " -Michael Webster

This workshop is open to adults of any experience level, ages 16+.

Generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

About the Artist:

Michael Webster responds to the social organization of space through site-specific projects, sculpture, and lens-based media. His work is context-driven and materially attuned, investigating the effects of power on social geography with a focus on long-term participatory projects rooted in the southern United States. He has attended residencies at ChaNorth, Hambidge Center, Elsewhere Living Museum, and Penland School of Craft. He was the runner- up for the 2023 SouthArts Southern Prize and was selected as the South Carolina State Fellow.

His exhibitions include the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Locust Projects, and the LIVLAB Watershed Space at Western Carolina University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, he is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid GVL and an Assistant Professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.