Eliza Fernand Book Release Celebration: 3 - 5pm
Please join us for the beginning of our 3rd annual holiday bazaar series, where we feature a different artist-hosted happening each Sunday through December 17th! We're thrilled to have for this year's inaugural Sunday Bazaar, visiting artist and former NowSpace artist in residence, Eliza Fernand. Eliza will be hosting a book release celebration for her impressive catalogue, The Land of Here and Now, which she created with creative collaborator, Mary Welcome. The catalogue features work by 25 resident artists from her Pentwater, Michigan artist residency, Shared Space Studio and will be available to purchase at NowShop for $10 off the listing price. Read more about Eliza, Mary, and this awesome project below.
Mary Welcome is a citizen artist with an emphasis on cultural empowerment in rural and under-recognized communities. She believes in small towns, long winters, optimists, parades, and talking about feelings. Her life-long collaborators include Cabin-Time, Camp Little Hope, M12 Studio, Art of the Rural, Common Field, and the United States Postal Service.
Eliza Fernand lives and works as an artist, a teacher, and an activist. In and out of the gallery, her large-scale fabric installations act as pedagogical tools that aim to spur conversation about history, women, art, disparity, consent, and our present-moment struggles. After studying sculpture, video, and performance in Portland, OR, Fernand has led a cross-country career, attending over a dozen artist residencies and directing her own field study of American quilt-making traditions. Fernand founded and directed the artist residency Shared Space Studio in Pentwater, MI, and acted as residency facilitator and podcast producer for the Have Company artist residency in Grand Rapids, MI. Her future plans include producing a local public access TV show and connecting elementary school students to critical thinking and contemporary art through extra-curricular programming.