Artist-in-Residence Lori Larusso
Painter Lori Larusso is 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s next Artist-in-Residence, beginning October 17 and ending January 15. Larusso’s residency precedes a solo exhibition beginning January 14. During her residency, Larusso will continue her work, in which she develops concepts of domesticity, food culture and man’s communication of caring. Larusso also plans to engage with the local community by taking over CCA social media accounts, hosting virtual artist talks and organizing her Community Sketchbook project. The Community Sketchbook project will allow local participants to spend one week each adding their own artwork to a two-page spread in a community sketchbook. Once their work is completed, participants will send the book back to Larusso to pass on to the next person. The goal of the project is “to connect people of all ages in the community” according to Larusso. The project will begin during Larusso’s residency and continue throughout her time at CCA. Members of the public will be able to schedule a time to pick up a sketchbook during the gallery hours, Wednesday-Friday 1-5 p.m.
701 CCA’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art. With a gallery and live-work space for an Artist-in-Residence program, the Center provides artists with resources to develop, create and exhibit visual arts in conjunction with performing, literary and media arts. 701 CCA also offers year-round cultural programming, including contemporary art exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public. For further inquiries or high-resolution images, contact Michaela Pilar Brown, Executive Director, at [email protected] or (803) 319-9949.
701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. While our gallery is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit us online at www.701cca.org and follow us @701cca via social media.