Victoria Haven is an artist-in-residence at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, Florida. Congratulations, Victoria!
About the Residency: The Rauschenberg Residency is inspired by Rauschenberg's early years at Black Mountain College where an artistic community brought out elements central to his art, collaboration, and exploration. The residency advances new work, extends practices into new mediums, and serves as a research and development lab for performance-based projects. It fosters the ideal that artistic practice advances mutual understanding and engenders a focus on the conservation of a sensitive and pristine environment and integration with the local surroundings. Events designed to connect the local and regional community with the artists in residence may include an open studio of works in progress, outreaches by residents, and on-site activities/tours held in partnership with schools and arts and environmental organizations.
The harmonious juxtaposition of natural landscape, modern and adaptable studios, and idyllic housing provides a perfect backdrop for the artistic process. The spirit of Robert Rauschenberg is everywhere.