Category Fellowship Artists

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 […]

Spotlight on Samantha Holmes: And If We Should Pass Here

    New York artist Samantha Holmes arrived at Franconia Sculpture Park this summer as a FSP/Jerome fellow. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Mosaic from Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna, Samantha uses cultural symbols and patterns […]

Spotlight on Jordan Rosenow and April Martin: We Move Still

Jordan Rosenow and April Martin arrived at Franconia this summer as an FSP/Jerome fellow and an Open Studio fellow respectively. Jordan, hailing from Minnesota, and April, visiting from Canada, worked collaboratively on a sculpture and live performance, both titled We Move Still. The work not only incorporates steel and blue debris netting, but also lists […]

Spotlight on FSP/Jerome Fellow Zaq Landsberg

In 2005, New York artist Zaq Landsberg purchased two acres in a remote Utah desert for $610 off of eBay. After venturing out to the land that summer, Landsberg and a few friends who would become the first Zaqistani citizens declared independence from the United States and founded the Republic of Zaqistan. Ten years later, […]

Spotlight on Soundscapes: Bill Klaila

Bill Klaila, who joined us this spring from Minneapolis, was one of our 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellows. On Bill’s first day at the park, he recalls that “there were over 200 people visiting Franconia. That ramped up my motivation considerably.” A common theme in Bill’s body of work is the idea of evolving an artwork over […]

Spotlight on Flight and Mobilization: FSP/Jerome Fellows Pedram Baldari & Nooshin Hakim Javadi

    “…the wings are without their bodies, suspending and strained from movement they have different connotations about our contemporary issues as a society in opposition to the human desire of mobilizing life.”   Pedram Baldari was born in 1981 in Kurdistan, Iran. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tehran […]

People as Mountains: Laura Feldberga

Laura Feldberga was one of our first Open Studio Fellows of 2017, along with her father, Ojars Feldbergs, who joined us from Latvia from mid-March to mid-April. Laura’s work at Franconia began with a visiting artist lecture and workshop with students at the University of Minnesota Art Department and culminated with a performance of 16 […]