The Current Art Fund recently awarded Upper School Art TeacherRay Padron a grant for a project proposal to explore themes of removal, replacement, and connection in the context of urban communities and to create work and processes that will invite neighbors to reflect and share their own experiences in hopes of getting to know one another better. He intends to use the grant to invest in materials, expert input, documentation, and scanning and carving equipment.
The grant is awarded by the Current Art Fund, a program that is organized and administered by Tri-Star Arts as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Current Art Fund seeks to support visual artists and artist collectives in creating independent, non-traditional, public-facing projects that contribute to the rich dialogue within contemporary visual art scenes across the state of Tennessee.
The Current Art Fund distributed grants of $7,500 each to nine Tennessee-based contemporary visual artists and artist collectives to use towards the realization of a dynamic and accessible project. The recipients were selected by a four person jury panel of contemporary art world leaders.
We look forward to seeing the results of this creative endeavor!