Studio updates from visual artist Mark Guglielmo

Artist residency at the Williston School

During the Fall 2018 semester, I am honored to be serving as visiting artist-in-residence at the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts, as part of their Grum Project.

The residency includes the installation of my Cuba in Transition exhibition, which runs from August 30 to October 24, 2018, in their Grubbs Gallery (located in the Reed Campus Center) while also tying the artwork into the students’ curriculum.

To do so, I’m collaborating with instructors and students from Williston’s Latin American history class, Spanish classes, photography classes, English classes (discussing Cuban writers and poets), and dance program with lessons in salsa dancing. On Saturday, September 22 I’ll be conducting an artist talk in the gallery from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

The project culminates in a school-wide assembly that I’m organizing which includes a brief presentation of my work and a live performance by Grupo Isla, a fabulous local four-piece Latin band, who will play a selection of traditional Cuban music in the The Phillips Stevens Chapel. For more info, please visit here or call Williston directly at (413) 529-3000.

Mark Guglielmo