Work In Progress 2019

from left to right: Anne Dovali, Holly Kranker, Tyler Swain, Travis Apel, and Elizabeth Boutin

from left to right: Anne Dovali, Holly Kranker, Tyler Swain, Travis Apel, and Elizabeth Boutin

Five local artists compromise the first cohort of the Work In Progress (WIP) program, a new educational opportunity for local artists that serves as an alternative to a traditional Masters of Fine Arts. Travis Apel, Elizabeth Boutin, Anne Dovali, Holly Kranker, and Tyler Swain will receive monthly studio visits, be introduced to guest critics during monthly group critiques, produce a piece of critical writing centered in their work, and participate in a year-end exhibition.

WIP provides local artists with:

  • a rigorous educational experience in place of a traditional MFA, without debilitating debt,

  • a better framework for talking and writing about their work, opening up more opportunities,

  • and a built-in network of peer support, which will persist well beyond the end of the program

Andrew Saladino