October 10 - October 30Go to Residency section for full details
Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts Residency #183 with Mentoring Artists Gregg Deal – visual / performance artist, Bob Holman- poet, Shahzad Ismaily – composer/performer, and 19 Associate Artists from across the United States. During their three-week stay, the Associate Artists will spend a portion of the day working with the Mentoring Artists, in group meetings, workshops, casual conversations, and activities to expanded their work.
Gregg Deal, visual / performance artist – “Gregg Deal is a husband, father, artist and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. As a provocative contemporary artist-activist much of Deal’s work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. With this work—including paintings, mural work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the Native mascot issue and appropriation.” – TEDx Boulder
Bob Holman, poet – Bob Holman is an American poet and poetry activist, most closely identified with the oral tradition, the spoken word, and poetry slam. He was described by Henry Louis Gates Jr. in The New Yorker as “the postmodern promoter who has done more to bring poetry to cafes and bars than anyone since Ferlinghetti.” Bob Holman is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers
Shahzad Ismaily, composer/performer – Shazhad Ismaily is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer, born to Pakistani immigrant parents, he is currently based in New York City. He composed the score for the critically acclaimed movie Frozen River, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.