Category Fellowship Artists

Spotlight on Leticia Bajuyo: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

Leticia Bajuyo came to Franconia Sculpture Park in the fall as a 2017 Open Studio Fellow. Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Leticia spent most of her childhood across the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2001 and her BFA from the University of Notre Dame in […]

Spotlight on Dream the Combine: Jennifer Newsom & Tom Carruthers

Based in Minneapolis, Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers, (Dream the Combine) are a powerful pair who have been creating public art and gallery installations together for several years and recently celebrated the creation and installation of Clearing, their 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellowship project at Franconia Sculpture Park. Clearing consists of a series of large mirrors installed […]

Spotlight on Thomas Putzier: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

Minneapolis-based artist Thomas Putzier began work on Our Crazy Baby, Sugar Shack as a 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellowship artist. Thomas has been working diligently over the past year to complete this ambitious sculpture/architectural feat; his largest project of his career thus far. At first impression, the 26-foot tall structure appears austere and a bit ominous, but […]

Spotlight on Thomas Matsuda: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

Thomas Matsuda, MA, infuses Buddhist teachings with elemental forces of water, fire, wood, earth, and metal into his large-scale public sculpture and performances. Born in Connecticut and now living in Massachusetts, Thomas has also spent time living with the Diné Navajo in Arizona and lived for thirteen years in Japan during which he apprenticed under […]

Spotlight on Nick Rivers: 2017 Open Studio Fellow

This year we welcomed Open Studio Fellow Nick Rivers to create Corpus Machina, a new sculpture that has become the site of an extended sensory deprivation experience for the Minneapolis-based artist here at Franconia Sculpture Park. Born in 1983, Nick is a 2016 MFA graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD) where […]

Beyond Violet by Bridget Beck & Joy Feuer: Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation in Collaboration with Franconia Sculpture Park and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad

  Last week we featured the first of two new sculpture projects created for the Horst M. Rechelbacher Pollinator Project, a new partnership between the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, The University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Franconia Sculpture Park. The partnership is an interdisciplinary effort to support pollinator health at the Horst M. Rechelbacher Organic Farm in Osceola, […]

Tea Hive by Carissa Samaniego: Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation in Collaboration with Franconia Sculpture Park and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad

This year Franconia Sculpture Park provided support for two new sculpture projects as part of the Horst M. Rechelbacher Pollinator Project, a new partnership between the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation, The University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Franconia Sculpture Park. The partnership is an interdisciplinary effort to support pollinator health at the Horst M. Rechelbacher Organic […]