Jude Bond: Gathering Winooski
Winooski Welcome Center
Artist-in-Residence: Thursdays, 6PM to 8PM
Jude Bond is a Vermont artist well-known for her textile and mixed media work. During the Winooski Pop-up Gallery District, she will be an artist-in-residence at the Winooski Welcome Center, reprising a project she developed last summer, but this summer using Winooski as her subject.
“In the spring of 2011 my studio was flooded,” explains Bond. “All my materials that survived were packed up for several months and my space was un-usable. This unfortunate circumstance fortunately launched me in a new direction. I began to go out each week and gather simple materials that could be found for free or very cheap, and make art out of only those materials. I could add in basic things like glue, paint, and tape, but the primary materials had to be what was found or gathered during that week. After the creations were complete, I would then dispose of the left-over materials, and gather anew the following week and begin the cycle again. It was a satisfying and refreshing way to work. I liked the self-imposed parameters, and the challenge of coming up with a way to use the strange and wonderful materials I found.”
For “Gathering Winooski”, Bond will continue this method of art making, gathering materials each week using Winooski as her hunting ground. She will create art pieces in her home studio and on site in her mini-studio space at the Winooski Welcome Center. She will be on site once a week to speak with people about the work and to host “Ask The Project Lady” where visitors can bring in a simple found material and see if she can come up with a creative way to utilize it.
You can visit Jude and see her work in progress on Thursdays from 6PM to 8PM at the Winooski Welcome Center or by appointment. To make an appointment contact, email@example.com