July 7 – September 15, 2018 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery
Arrowmont is proud to introduce their 2018 – 2019 Artists-in-Residence, Kari Woolsey, Sasha Baskin, Everett Hoffman, Alyssa Coffin, and Stephanie Wilhelm. Showcasing work made using a range of media, the exhibit introduces work by Arrowmont’s five Artists-in-Residence as they begin their 11-month residency. The Artists-in-Residence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year, five artists of different media are selected for the eleven-month program, which begins mid-June and continues through late May of the following year.
Kari Woolsey is a ceramicist from Boca Raton, Florida. She recently recieved her MFA from Southern Illinois University after completing a Post Baccalaureate in ceramics at the University of Florida. She was the Summer Artist in Residence at Clay Arts Vegas in 2017. Her work is an expression of intimacy of the home, and how out domestic life might be uncomfortably sensitive but universal. www.kariwoolsey.com
Alyssa Coffin is a mixed media artist. She recieved her BFA in illustration from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts in 2014. She spent a semester studying abroad in Ireland, after recieving an alumni residency award. Her work speaks to the abstraction of thought and human experience through imagery that is universal and concrete. www.alyssacoffinart.com
Stephanie Wilhelm is a ceramicist from Manchester, Maryland. She recently recieved her MFA in Ceramics at the University of Florida in 2018, and her BFA at Elizabethtown College. She is an active volunteer in the dog rescue community, which plays a large role in her work. She draws connections from ceramic’s history of storytelling through painting, and uses the dog as a symbol for intimacy and belonging. www.stephaniemwilhelm.com
Sasha Baskin is a weaver from Ridgefield, Connecticut. She recently received her MFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018, and her BFA in Drawing from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Focusing on the integration of analog and digital weaving processes, Baskin’s practice includes ikat, natural dye processes, hand-controlled damask, hand-manipulation glitch, and computerized weaving. www.sashabaskin.com
Everett Hoffman is a mixed media artist from Southwest Idaho. He recently received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018, and his BFA from Boise State University in 2013. His current work examines everyday material debris reconstructed within the complex narratives of identity, gender and sexual desire. www.everetthoffman.net