In the midst of celebrating its 35 year commitment to the arts and community, Atlantic Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Tory Tepp as its first Community Artist in Residence. The Community Artist in Residence will live in and work out of ACA’s downtown Harris House facility for four months and is committed to creating and working on projects that directly involve and engage the community.
Tory, a native of Wisconsin, received his undergraduate BFA in painting from Parson’s, the New School for Design in New York City with a minor in non-traditional art histories. While at Parson’s, Tory studied painting under Joan Snyder. In 2009, Tory earned his MFA in public practice as part of the inaugural class of Suzanne Lacy’s social practice program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. After a temporary relocation to New Orleans, Tory assumed the role of the driver of a vintage armored car for Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill Project and proceeded on a 19,000 mile journey around the country. This led to the development of an itinerant art practice that has kept him on the road for the past three years, working from project to project in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Death Valley, until the wheels finally came off here at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Tory Tepp: Stargazer Fair
The complex earthwork by Tory Tepp, Atlantic Center for the Art’s Community Artist-in-Residence features a 48 foot long ship form that will serve as a public gathering space. Initially proposed as a temporary piece, this work will now remain and continue to grow for the next two years, thanks to the encouragement and involvement of the City of New Smyrna Beach and community partners. For additional information contact Ren Morrison, Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Outreach Manager, 386-423-1753 x 11 or email@example.com
Thank you to our project partners:
Aries - Tropical Bloom Honey Co.
Taurus - CSI Naturals
Gemini - Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Artists-in-Residency
Cancer - Be Well Chiropractic
Leo - Volusia Pride
Virgo - Nesting Byrd
Libra - Lindley's Nursery
Scorpio - Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteer League
Ophiuchus - Black Heritage Museum
Sagittarius - The Hub
Capricorn - Habitat for Humanity
Aquarius - Marine Discovery Center
Pisces - Artists Workshop
*New: Click to visit the Community Artist-in-Residence Blog to keep up with the progress of this exciting new program.