Category Artist Projects

Glenn Williams: 2016 Open Studio Fellow

In my work I explore various elements of the human condition, particularly those aspects of the human condition that impact our sense of identity. I draw from personal experiences, current political topics, historical references and literary sources to address themes of alienation, growth and perseverance.    Untitled Dimensions variable with installation PVC Pipe 2016   […]

Shanice Jackson Ellison: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellow

When I was younger, I would explore the strip of trees behind my house multiple times a day. It wasn’t a very large area, so I would see the same rocks, the same mushrooms, and the same leftover refuse from previous visitors. However, each trip would feel like a new adventure. Between the walls made […]

Zoran Mojsilov: 2016 Open Studio Fellow

Born in Yugoslavia in 1955, Zoran Mojsilov spent his childhood carving wood, drawing and painting. He studied art at the University of Belgrade in the late 1970s and then at the age of 28 decided to take his art practice to Paris, France. Two years later Mojsilov moved to Minnesota where he lives and works […]

Let’s Speak Loquaciously

“Loquacious” certainly isn’t a word you hear every day, so what exactly does it mean? [loh-kwey-shuh s]. Adjective. Talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering;babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest. Lovely! Alejandro Guzman’s piece, Loquacious #2, is displayed here at Franconia. We may have to talk about it a bit loquaciously to get the scoop on what went into making it! Describe your creative process. My practice is […]

Concrete and steel and wood, oh my!

Pumpkin Spice is back in stores – a sure sign that fall is in full swing! Our intern artists are feeling the cold creep in but aren’t letting that stop them. You can find these hardworkers out on the workpad into the dark and chilly hours daily. They each are creating a large sculpture to install […]

The Boys are Back in Town

To date, Franconia has hosted more than 800 artists from around the world. A few of these artists have returned as staff members, held multiple fellowships, participated in the annual iron pour, collaborated on projects, or just come back to say hello. Whether here for just a season or for the entire 19 years, each member of the […]

Measure, cut, assemble, repeat 

Vascular Form V, Orientation Back in 2001, with the help of an FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Foon Sham installed one of his sculptures at Franconia Sculpture Park. Back then, Franconia was located at a 16-acre site on Route 8. This spring, Foon Sham returned to our newly expanded 43-acre park on Route 95 to complete an Open Studio Fellowship, creating and installing new artwork at […]