WPKN Archives Archive Feed: easportme Archived radio content http://www.wpkn.org/ Mon, 22 Apr 2024 09:19:41 GMT WPKN Archives Archive Feed: easportme http://www.wpkn.org/ http://archives.wpkn.org//banners/7.png 850 192 Live Culture with Martha Willette Lewis Episode 57: Glad Tidings! http://archives.wpkn.org/http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/280470 <p>This month on <strong>Live Culture</strong> we end the year on a positive note with a tour and discussion with <strong>Hugh French</strong>, Director and <strong>Kristin McKinlay</strong>, Director of Exhibitions and <strong>StudioWorks</strong> Residency Coordinator for <strong>The Tides Institute and Museum of Art</strong> in Eastport Maine. This is a success story of a small institution revitalizing its community through art, using a variety of inventive and forward-thinking methods. Join me on an audio tour with Hugh and Kristin through their newly renovated <strong>StudiosWorks</strong> residency space, and the very-much-under-construction renovation of the old Masonic Building downtown, which will give them expanded exhibition space, collection storage, a museum shop and restaurant.</p> <p><strong>The Tides</strong> is dedicated to bridging borders and exploring boundaries. While many small arts institutions are struggling to survive in today's market-driven climate, <strong>TIMA</strong> offers a model for creating collective goods for artists and local residents, while preserving historic buildings and using green innovations with their construction projects. Located directly on the U.S./Canada border between New England and the Atlantic Provinces, the <strong>Tides Institute &amp; Museum of Art </strong>weaves together a range of regional and international interests, resources, and initiatives to build critical mass, synergy and connectedness. Founded in 2002 in Eastport Maine, the T<strong>ides Institute &amp; Museum of Art</strong> offers initiatives and programs to foster new innovative and cross-sector works; through its wide ranging collections, education and preservation e?orts; and through its partnerships and endeavors to strengthen the region&rsquo;s economic prosperity, vitality and wider connections.</p> <p><strong>TIMA's StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Progra</strong>m is now in its seventh year. Facilities include an 1887 downtown <strong>StudioWorks </strong>space, an 1819 <strong>North Church Project Space </strong>plus two historic buildings for artist housing. <strong>By the end of 2019, 57 artists from 17 different states and three foreign countries </strong>will have participated in the program.</p> <p><strong>TIMA's</strong> collections are extensive and wide ranging &ndash; from historical to contemporary, from the 18th century to today. The collections have a particular focus on art, broadly conceived, but also have strong interests with architecture and history. The focuses of the collections are on the U.S./Canada northeast coast with connections to the broader world.</p> <p>TIMA has received two awards from the national <strong>ArtPlace</strong> initiative based in New York City that is a partnership of 16 of the largest private foundations in the U.S.. In the first nine years of <strong>ArtPlace's</strong> existence, <strong>TIMA </strong>remains the only institution in Maine to have received <strong>ArtPlace</strong> funding.<br /> More about <strong>TIMA</strong> and the <strong>StudioWorks Residency Program</strong> can be found here: <a href="https://www.tidesinstitute.org/">https://www.tidesinstitute.org/</a></p> http://archives.wpkn.org/http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/280470 Sat, 28 Dec 2019 11:00:00 GMT