Artist in Residence with Michael Thompson
4:00-7:00PM Wednesdays and Fridays
Michael Thompson is a multimedia artist, designer, and poet. He takes on the role of artist as archivist; collecting things, spaces, and histories to add to his art and life. Michael draws in sensibilities and practices from scientific and philosophical fields, and enjoys collaborating outside the typical scope of the art world. His practice focuses on visual and human ecology, using both his art and poetry as a manner of abolishing the compartmentalized reality which he experiences as an observer of the world. His current work has found him using painting, sculpture, restoration, and installation as he explores the inherent holiness of the human person.
During his residency, Michael will facilitate projects exploring homeplace, empathetic artistry, and sacred spaces. Individuals will create their own work and have the opportunity to contribute to Michael’s practice as they build, paint, and design together as he works to build an relational, artistic ecosystem around his work. Michael will build off of his ongoing project, “Sanctuaries” and his recent TEDxTalk on “Creative Empathy and the Power of Truth through Art.”
The CAC's Teen Programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Award Number MA-10-18-0118-18