Pilar, AIR, June 2022 Mri-Pilar will be the Artist-in-Residence, Tuesday, June 7 through Thursday, June 30th.
She will not be in residence Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18th. Pilar, a Kansas Grassroots/Outsider artist, is exploring the edges of contemporary Folk Art and Outsider Art. How do these art forms overlap? How do they differ?
The self-taught artist is one defining commonality of the two art forms. One point of view is that Folk Art captures the “what is” of a culture while Outsider Art is driven by an inner obsession. “Our world is exploding with change on all fronts. I can imagine these two art forms colliding…Scenes of spaceships landing in a quaint Folk Art village…Robots in a corn field…Hybrids at High Tea. Whatever comes of my residency is sure to include my 20-year obsession with Robots and unusual lifeforms,” states Pilar. The Raymer Society’s Artist in Residence program is sponsored in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, contact the Red Barn Studio Museum at 785 227-2217 or email@example.com. The museum is open Tues through Fri, 10AM to 5PM and Sat., Sun, 1PM to 5PM and by appt.