August 30-December 20, 2010.
I am attending my second residency of 2010 at OCAC in the Fibers department in Portland.
The campus sits above the city and has a charming and beautiful natural setting. The college was founded in 1907, by Julie Hoffman, an artist and weaver.
I will be able to interact with students, faculty and also complete some of the projects and work started at my Hambidge Residency, including work for The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Binary Fiction in Lincoln, Nebraska and my work incorporating my new corduroy plastic pieces.
The Fibers department is headed by Jiseon Lee Isbara (www.jiseonleeisbara.blogspot.com) along with the help of 3 enthusiastic instructors, Judilee Fitzhugh teaching wearables and dyeing, Kate Troyer teaching surface design classes and Shelly Socolovsky teaching weaving.
The college has a gifted and thoughtful new president, Denise Mullen and a new building, designed by Massachusetts based architect Charlie Rose and local/international firm Colab.