OFAR matches have arrived. I thought it would be nice to have some branded ephemeral objects. I chose to get utilitarian ready mades that have a variety of functions and purposes and connotations. For me, the match’s first connection is to bars: the place of socializing, organizing, music, art, and grit. Then the household: candles, bathrooms, cooking. Then to smoking: artists, healthcare, smell. And finally with protests: fires, barricades, Molotov’s, bonfires.  I like that these simple objects span across a variety of jobs, practices, memories, senses, and uses. I hope that message parlays to the work of OFAR and its rigorous yet playful interrogation of the art & life’s cross overs. 

OFAR matches have arrived. I thought it would be nice to have some branded ephemeral objects. I chose to get utilitarian ready mades that have a variety of functions and purposes and connotations. For me, the match’s first connection is to bars: the place of socializing, organizing, music, art, and grit. Then the household: candles, bathrooms, cooking. Then to smoking: artists, healthcare, smell. And finally with protests: fires, barricades, Molotov’s, bonfires.  I like that these simple objects span across a variety of jobs, practices, memories, senses, and uses. I hope that message parlays to the work of OFAR and its rigorous yet playful interrogation of the art & life’s cross overs. 

jonhenry:

A surprising fun way to start the week. Nothing like collaborative dinners with neighbors. #localart #localfood  #crabs #tomatostand  (at Old Furnace Artist Residency)

jonhenry:

A surprising fun way to start the week. Nothing like collaborative dinners with neighbors. #localart #localfood #crabs #tomatostand (at Old Furnace Artist Residency)

OFAR will be turning 1 this month. Thought it be nice to have a BBQ and Performance Art as part of the celebration! Hope you can make it. 

OFAR will be turning 1 this month. Thought it be nice to have a BBQ and Performance Art as part of the celebration! Hope you can make it. 

jonhenry:

Another month, another #csarts harves (by paul somers) t for #hburg. #localart #ofar #larkin #art #publicart #communityart (at Larkin Arts)

jonhenry:

Another month, another #csarts harves (by paul somers) t for #hburg. #localart #ofar #larkin #art #publicart #communityart (at Larkin Arts)

CALL for ENTRIES: Tomato

tomatoetomatoproject:

If you have any tomato related art. Please send it along! Deadline is approaching. 

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Call for Submissions - SLAG MAG: Tomato

SLAG MAG

Call for Submissions

SLAG MAG is Old Furnace Artist Residency’s quarterly publication that features the work of visiting artists along with general submissions. Each issue has its own theme and is collaboratively designed and edited. It is available in both digital and print versions. It is archived in James Madison University’s Special Collections in Carrier Library.  

Issue 4: Tomato

Edited by Jon Henry

The fourth issue of SLAG Mag is themed around the Tomato; this issue will be entangled with Jon Henry’s ongoing Tomato Stand project. This is a call for art that connects in (some way) to the tomato: material, imagery, taste, feel, symbol, location, memory, politics, etc.

Creative interpretations are welcomed & encouraged.

Submission Standards:
300 dpi & 10 to 14 inches wide preferred Name_Title.jpeg

Text is also welcomed but asked to be under 2 pages

Deadline: Aug  15

Please send submissions & questions:

SlagMagOfar@gmail.com 

Old Furnace Artist Residency is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and provides a free creative & respite site to for creative and social justice folks.

All are welcome to apply.

More info: OldFurnace.tumblr.com/slag

OFAR is officially part of the Network of Domestic Spaces. Be sure to check out their site for other amazing art houses/spaces/groups/residencies. 

OFAR is officially part of the Network of Domestic Spaces. Be sure to check out their site for other amazing art houses/spaces/groups/residencies. 

DNRonline : Chalking It Up

Lovely shout out about OFAR in this cover story piece about our current OFARian. 

Current OFARian, Jessica Caldas, will be doing a series of public art installations in collaboration with the Collins Center starting June 20 around Downtown Harrisonburg. The work will be visualizations of data gathered by the Collins Center’s Child Advocacy Center. Check it!

Current OFARian, Jessica Caldas, will be doing a series of public art installations in collaboration with the Collins Center starting June 20 around Downtown Harrisonburg. The work will be visualizations of data gathered by the Collins Center’s Child Advocacy Center. Check it!

Living Systems: Residencies for Socially Engaged Art Panel
How are residency programs adapting to support socially engaged artists? How is social practice already embedded in the structure of the residency model? This session will bring together a diverse group of presenters to reflect on these questions and more in relations to intimate, established, and far flung residencies. Emily Ensminger will address creative hospitality, provisioning, resourcefulness and care at Elsewhere’s residency and museum. Emily will investigate the creative practices in the titles House Services, House Keeping, and House(pitality) Curator, as they relate to the daily functions of organizational and community maintenance. Amanda McDonald Crowley will encourage open discussion about problems of programmatic adaptation as she explores the historic focus on studio practice at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, previous community arts efforts there, and current planning to embed social engagement as a core programmatic element. Jon Henry of the Old Furnace Artist Residency will focus on the role of institutional/university in patronage, credentialization, and support for the arts and modes of subversion, parasitism, and solidarity with institutions. Nicole Lattuca will discuss topics of education, architecture, remoteness, experimental communities and revitalizing an economy through art. She will present her project from her current residency at Fogo Island Arts in remote Newfoundland, Canada. Viscusi Gallery, NY Hall of Science

Open Engagement Program - Description of the OFAR Talk