We have a large space to work with, so large installations are encouraged!
SPECS: Must be free standingTHEME: The Rural Advantage (You do not have to have your piece fit with the theme, but you do need to live in the Monadnock Region!)SPECS: Sculpture / any size!DATE OF SHOW: September 27th (Must be available for day before / day after set-up and break down)LOCATION: Mabel Brown Room, Keene StateDUE DATE OF APPLICATION: August 10thEXPECTED ATTENDANCE: 500+DETAILS: Gallery show, cocktail style, and a live band
DESCRIPTION: Nearly two million Americans are artists. New England alone has over one-hundred thousand artists. Three-hundred thousand people work in a creative job in New England. Contributing a total of $17 Billion a year to the New England creative economy - 23% of those people are self-employed entrepreneurs. Our region alone makes $18.6 million dollar economic impact on the economy. But where are all these artists? Here in the Monadnock Region artists are taking advantage of our rural offerings and the majority are showcasing and selling their work in metropolitan areas or online. Tonight, we bring those artists to the surface by showcasing a sculpture gallery featuring artists from the Monadnock Region, telling their stories about living here, and why they believe in the rural advantage.
WHO?The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel— thriving, independent, rural-based organizations — are partnering to present Radically Rural. The Radically Rural Summit builds upon the impressive success of their fall CONNECT Event, an annual gathering of over 400 engaged, locally-focused community members celebrating and fostering the advantages and opportunities of rural living.
Machina Arts will design, manage, and curate the CONNECT event for the 3rd year in a row.