Sunday, November 3, 2013

Denbo Debut

Torukpa Agbegha describes her process on Oct. 30
In October, Pyramid Atlantic rolled out the Denbo Fellowship Program, a new artistic scholarship founded by Beverly Denbo. Artistic director Gretchen Schermerhorn tailored the program for artists seeking to branch out into a new discipline by offering instruction as part of the package. Furthermore, "this one month fellowship is shorter than our 3 month residencies, appealing to people who may not be able to make that time commitment."

Textile artist and self-proclaimed "doodler" Torukpa Agbegha began the program with a bang in the screenprint studio. She applied herself completely to transforming her drawings and collages with screenprinting. We love the energy and inventiveness of her work, and look forward to seeing more of her in the studio.

Gretchen Schermerhorn and one of Torukpa's pieces.

Denbo Fellowship Program

The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Selected artists will receive:
  • Up to one month of access to a state-of-the-art printshop, paper studio or bindery (specify amount of time & studio(s) needed in application)
  • Key to studios and 24 hour access
  • Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop
  • Storage space and flat file for tools and materials
  • Use of standard shop supplies
  • $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc.