Meet our Artists-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 Season
We are proud to introduce our 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence. These five emerging artists from across the country were selected for this highly-competitive program. During their eight-month residency they will share their unique talents with the Armory and the community while teaching classes, developing their work in their studios, giving lectures, and participating in outreach, exhibitions, and fundraising programs.
The Armory Art Center’s Artists-in-Residence for 2016-2017 are Jenny Day and Spence Townsend in 2D, Alicia Boswell in jewelry/metalsmithing, Chad Steve in ceramics, and Andy Denton in sculpture.
Chad R. Steve was born and raised in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2009, he moved to Hawaii and received his MFA from University of Hawaii at Manoa. While living there, he worked at the University as an adjunct professor and a lab technician. Chad has instructed at a variety of institutions such as Hawaii Potter’s Guild, Honolulu Art Museum, Montana University, and Western Montana University.
Alicia Jane Boswell received her Masters of Fine Arts in artisanry—metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. Boswell was also invited to assist and display work in a workshop at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which coincided with the exhibition Gems of European Lace 1600-1920 in 2013. She was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia, Italy, to exhibit work, lecture, and teach a workshop on contemporary jewelry. She participated in SIERAAD Art Fair, an international jewelry fair in Amsterdam. Prior to her residency at the Armory she was teaching and working as a full time goldsmith in Louisville, KY.