TCP's 2014-2016 Residency recipients announced!

2014-16 Housing Residents: Spencer Murrill, Megan Mosholder, and Namwon Choi outside the Metropolitan Apartment

(Atlanta, Georgia- 25 September, 2014)

The Creatives Project Proudly Announces the
2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency Recipients

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The Creatives Project (TCP) is proud to announce the recipients its second  "Artist in Residence" cycle for Atlanta's only residency opportunity to grant local artists with subsidized housing. In exchange, each of the selected artists will serve Atlanta's community as mentors and teachers through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP) to provide arts education and outreach for youth and adults throughout the community. The residents will complete much of their outreach service in partnership with TCP's nonprofit beneficiaries: One Love Generation and VSA Arts of Georgia.
The 2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency recipients are:

Namwon Choi: painter
Megan Mosholder: mixed-media installation artist  
 Spencer Murrill: painter/ muralist

Chosen from a talented pool of applicants by TCP’s Artistic Advisory Board, the finalists are a diverse group, stylistically and otherwise. What each of these artists has in common, however, is a desire to not only further their talents, but also help others in doing so.
I find myself most productive when I empty my creative vessel in order to fill it with new experiences and challenges. To let my creativity flow, the knowledge I have acquired through my studio practice must be shared. This process clears my mind for the next inflowing innovative ideas for my art to come. The meaning of the word, ‘teacher’ in Korean is she who learned ahead.  The TCP Outreach program is to fill in the gap between local artists and the local audience those who in need of artist as educators. -Namwon Choi
I believe that there is strength in community. Being a TCP artist ensures that I will be more closely united with the Atlanta artist community and through that network, my practice will be nurtured and have space to grow.  Residency programs are hugely important because not only do they give artists time and space to work and think but also they provide artists with a sense of community.  Residencies have not only nurtured my practice but my sense of self as an artist. The overall network I have developed as a result of my residency attendance has given me some of the strength I have needed to preserver in this very difficult state of establishing my emerging career. After living without a studio space for the past year, I cannot wait to get into my TCP studio/home and get to work!  I look forward to working with Atlanta’s youth and encouraging them to use art as a way to express themselves.- Megan Mosholder
Friday October 10th during TCP's 4th Annual Exhibition and Benefit: CONTINUUM  the community will welcome these new individuals to the TCP family as they support the organization's ongoing initiatives.
One of the primary challenges for a working artist is to acquire the time, money, and space to make their work. The TCP residency program provides very affordable housing which relieves me of a lot of these pressures. It is oftentimes difficult to know how to market oneself and what opportunities to invest time into. I consider programs like TCP to be a gesture that many emerging artists benefit from. It allows entry into a community that supports them, and gives them a chance to give back. Working independently for long stretches can be very isolating. I am excited about the opportunity to get involved with a growing community of interesting people and the larger art community in Atlanta.  Programs like this remind me that people do care about art, what I can bring to it, and that the energy I put out always comes back in the best way.- Spencer Murrill



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