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  and follow us @701cca via social media. 

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