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Art, Inspired: New Works from Uprise Art x MacArthur Place

The Uprise Art x MacArthur Place Artist Residency brings artists to Sonoma to gather inspiration and create new work while residing at MacArthur Place. Of the artwork each artist creates, one piece is added to MacArthur Place’s permanent art collection. In addition to immersing themselves within the surrounding environment, artists host on-site studio visits and lead interactive creative workshops. Learn more about the artists from the past year, and see the works inspired by their time at MacArthur Place, below.

Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao (CHIAOZZA)

Artist duo CHIAOZZA created “Small Shrines to Nothingness”, a series of wall-mounted painted paper pulp sculptures that act as a vessel for holding a small object one wishes to celebrate.

Art Process of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao
Art Process of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, photo by Emma K Morrisa
Art Process of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao
Art Process of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, photo by Emma K Morris
Final installation from CHIAOZZA at MacArthur Place
Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Shrine to Nothingness
Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Shrine to Nothingness
Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Shrine to Nothingness
Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Shrine to Nothingness

Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao 

Photographers Jessica and Clark spent their time exploring the environment of Sonoma, and their newest series captures the poetry of the natural world through unique and surreal perspectives altered by the reflection of light through the camera lens and, in some cases, through water.

Art Process of Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao
Art Process of Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, photo by Emma K Morris
Final Installation from Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao at MacArthur Place
Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Glen Ellen IV
Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Glen Ellen IV
Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Kenwood I
Jessica Haye & Clark Hsiao, Kenwood I

Lisa Hunt

Lisa’s work pieces together the artist’s own hand-gilded screen prints to create new patterns, shapes, and forms in dialogue with the tradition of African American quilt making.

Art Process of Lisa Hunt
Art Process of Lisa Hunt, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Lisa Hunt, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Lisa Hunt, photo by Emma K Morris
Lisa Hunt, Cross Sections Untitled 1
Lisa Hunt, Cross Sections Untitled 1
Lisa Hunt, Cross Sections Untitled 3
Lisa Hunt, Cross Sections Untitled 3

Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey

Mixed-media artist Katrine utilizes natural pigments from botanicals found onsite at MacArthur Place to dye the fabric and paper of her work.

Art Process of Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, photo by Emma K Morris
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, Cool Shade of Summer
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, Cool Shade of Summer
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, Echo Through Space
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey, Echo Through Space

Laura Naples

During her time in Sonoma, Laura reflected on the gift of time to soften and slow – to pause, take note, to celebrate – and to be present. The resulting works on paper distill the experience of her residency, infused with curious exploration and the grace found in stillness.

Art Process of Laura Naples
Art Process of Laura Naples, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Laura Naples, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Laura Naples, photo by Emma K Morris
Laura Naples, It Was You
Laura Naples, It Was You
Laura Naples, Oaks
Laura Naples, Oaks

Adrian Kay Wong

This series of tranquil oil paintings on paper is inspired by Adrian‘s experience of MacArthur Place, as depicted through quiet moments and observations. The slow pace of the secluded Sonoma grounds allowed him ample time for exploration, reflection, and meditation on the humble details of his surroundings.

Art Process of Adrian Kay Wong
Art Process of Adrian Kay Wong, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Adrian Kay Wong, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Adrian Kay Wong, photo by Emma K Morris
Adrian Kay Wong, Balcony Dawn
Adrian Kay Wong, Balcony Dawn
Adrian Kay Wong, Balcony Dusk
Adrian Kay Wong, Balcony Dusk
Adrian Kay Wong, Light (At The Window)

Hayley Sheldon

Hayley created a collection of shaped screens that pays homage to the native plant species found in Sonoma.

Art Process of Hayley Sheldon
Art Process of Hayley Sheldon, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Hayley Sheldon, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Hayley Sheldon, photo by Emma K Morris
Hayley Sheldon, Grid for Acacia and Hellebore
Hayley Sheldon, Grid for Acacia and Hellebore
Hayley Sheldon, Sonoma Totem
Hayley Sheldon, Sonoma Totem
Hayley Sheldon, Shape Balance For MacArthur, Photo by Conor Hagen
Hayley Sheldon, Shape Balance For MacArthur, Photo by Conor Hagen

Christina Watka

Christina visited MacArthur Place during a superbloom and her resulting series of colorful glazed porcelain wall-works channels the abundance of surrounding botanicals.

Art Process of Christina Watka
Art Process of Christina Watka, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Christina Watka, photo by Emma K Morris
Art Process of Christina Watka, photo by Emma K Morris
Christina Watka, Poppy Hillside
Christina Watka, Poppy Hillside
Christina Watka, Redwood Sorrel Driftwood Hellebore Leaf
Christina Watka, Redwood Sorrel Driftwood Hellebore Leaf
Christina Watka for  MacArthur,  Photo by Conor Hagen

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