Interlocutor: An Artist Residency with Alexis STIX Brown
May 3 – July 30, 2021
The artist invites you to visit her art studio, located in the Sally Newkirk Gallery, throughout the duration of the Form, Not Function exhibition. To engage even further, please join this Facebook group, which closely documents the artist’s experience during this residency.
What is an Artist Residency?
An Artist Residency is a program that provides an Artist space, time, and resources to create Art. Each Residency is unique and evolves based on the goals and parameters set by the participating organization(s).
What will this Artist Residency be like?
This is our very first Artist In Residency at the Carnegie Center for Art and History! Our goal at the Carnegie Center for Art and History is to assist in the development of a positive and educational creative practice. From May 3- July 30, Artist Alexis “STIX” Brown will transform the Sally Newkirk Gallery into a temporary working Art Studio for the Summer. Visitors to the museum will be able to witness art-making in process within an incubation space for artistic experimentation and expression.
The artist will be present primarily on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There will be opportunities to engage hands-on through interactive activities, and discourse with guest artists throughout the summer–stay tuned to our Facebook and Events pages!
Who is STIX?
STIX is an emerging artist based in Clarksville, Indiana. STIX Graduated with a Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in drawing from Bellarmine University in 2006. STIX has been exploring the emotions of anxiety for four years. “Anxiety Lines,” as the artist refers to them, can be found in many facets of STIX’s work, including murals, paintings, illustrations, and textiles. For the artist, these lines explore peaceful meditation, and a safe place for thought and creativity.
Says STIX: “The lines are infinite and encourage viewers to explore diverse and infinite lines of communication. The goal of this residency is to make conversations about Art accessible to everyone, and to highlight the importance of creating safe spaces to encourage healthy communication within our community. As we embark on a New Age of Unity within the community, we encourage everyone to TALK ABOUT ART as a middle ground for us to identify and experience commonalities in safe spaces.”