Thirty-One Days of Experimentation and Collaboration
For 31 days in March, contemporary artists from across the U.S. will come to the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) to create new works and engage the public in the creative process. In the spirit of experimentation and collaboration in modern art, Art31 is a series of exhibits and happenings that honor A&H’s history as the Research Studio, which welcomed a handful of notable artists from the northeast each winter from 1937-1959, allowing them to practice new artistic styles.
The centerpiece exhibition of Art31: Fiber, on view March 2 – April 22, 2018 in the Maitland Art Center galleries, features works by Alisha McCurdy, Hye Shin, and Carrie Sieh. This group of internationally recognized artists creates with cloth, paper, and other fibrous materials, and use traditional techniques like stitching, quilting, and crocheting, in innovative and provocative ways to engage with their environments. Also featured during Art31 2018 are local artists Jack Fields and Suzanne Oberholtzer.
ALISHA MCCURDY, HYE SHIN &
Dale Chihuly | Jason Hackenwerth
Lorrie Fredette | Paige Smith
Boy Kong | Dan L. Hess | Marla E.
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Art31 focuses on the creation of new site-specific art, the Research Studio’s legacy of experimentation and collaboration and the A&H’s commitment to engaging guests as observers and as participants. The A&H’s Maitland Art Center (originally the Research Studio) was created as an artist colony in 1937 by Jules André Smith, and became the only National Historic Landmark in Greater Orlando Area in 2014.
Art31 is produced by the Art & History Museums – Maitland and funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. The A&H is home to five museums celebrating contemporary art and hands-on history through exhibition, events, residencies and education programs.