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Stories of Social Distancing 3: Edgar Leciejewski

During this temporary postponement of FIA residencies and programs, we have invited former artists-in-residence to submit texts, images, stories and thoughts exploring how they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; how their daily life or community has been disrupted; how they are dealing with isolation and the concept of social distancing; as well as how they are looking ahead to healthier and undoubtably transformed times. Thanks to all who have contributed to this ongoing series and stay safe.

Edgar Leciejewski, March 26
FIA artist-in-residence, 2014, 2015

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Stories of Social Distancing 2: Marlene Creates

During this temporary postponement of FIA residencies and programs, we have invited former artists-in-residence to submit texts, images, stories and thoughts exploring how they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; how their daily life or community has been disrupted; how they are dealing with isolation and the concept of social distancing; as well as how they are looking ahead to healthier and undoubtably transformed times. Thanks to all who have contributed to this ongoing series and stay safe.

Marlene Creates, May 16
FIA artist-in-residence, 2017 

My contribution to Stories of Social Distancing is a photograph I took of clouds over the boreal forest where I live in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.  
 
“One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” From The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson.  
 
We can look at just about anything and try out this idea.  I find it works especially well with a cloud.  I try to go outside and look up at the sky at least once every day, often at night.  For city dwellers, the sky is the last true wilderness.
 

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Stories of Social Distancing 1: Zachary Cahill

During this temporary postponement of FIA residencies and programs, we have invited former artists-in-residence to submit texts, images, stories and thoughts exploring how they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; how their daily life or community has been disrupted; how they are dealing with isolation and the concept of social distancing; as well as how they are looking ahead to healthier and undoubtably transformed times. Thanks to all who have contributed to this ongoing series and stay safe.

Zachary Cahill, March 27  
FIA artist-in-residence, 2018 
 

Zachary Cahill, Deep Well of Sadness Flower

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HNATYSHYN FOUNDATION-FOGO ISLAND ARTS YOUNG CURATOR RESIDENCY

2020 RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
Marie-Ève Lafontaine
 has been selected for the 2020 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency. Lafontaine is a Canadian curator and writer based in New York, where she recently completed a Masters in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Previously, she was Managing Director of the Canadian organization Arsenal Contemporary in New York. Continue reading


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Mark Clintberg: Passion Over Reason / La passion avant la raison

LIMITED EDITION QUILT SERIES

Fogo Island Arts Edition
Artist: Mark Clintberg
Title: Passion Over Reason / La passion avant la raison
Limited-edition series of handmade quilts
Dimensions and colours variable
$5,500 CAD

Conceived and designed by Mark Clintberg.

Made by the Winds and Waves Artisans’ Guild including Beverley Budden, Donna Rowe, Judy Snow, Lillian Dwyer, Maddy Adams, Margaret Freake, Millicent Dwyer, Pat Dawe, Rita Penny, Sharon Reid, Sheila Payne, Violet Adams, Tina Payne, Violet Combden, Wilhelmina Hewitt, and Zita Foley.

Produced by Fogo Island Arts in partnership with Mark Clintberg, the Winds and Waves Artisans’ Guild, Fogo Island Inn, and Shorefast.

Passion Over Reason / La passion avant la raison (2014-) is a limited-edition series of handmade quilts conceived and designed by Mark Clintberg and produced by Fogo Island Arts in partnership with Winds & Waves Artisan’s Guild, Shorefast and the Fogo Island Inn.

The project responds to Canadian artist Joyce Wieland’s pivotal works Reason Over Passion and La raison avant la passion of 1968, a pair of quilts that echoed the words and political philosophy of then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. While living in New York City, Wieland created the French version of the quilt as a personal gift to Trudeau; it was made in collaboration with other Trudeau supporters living in the US who gathered for a quilting bee to produce the piece.

By working with a committed group of local craftspeople Clintberg draws attention to the importance of craft and the aesthetic in daily life. Finally, this project speaks to the social, cultural and economic objectives underlying Shorefast’s commitment to creating conditions for long-term sustainability of contemporary rural communities.

For further information or to purchase an edition, please contact us at [email protected].