Cornerstone Associates Inc. (Living Studios) 1445 Crystal Lake Dr. Corvallis, OR Info: 541-257-2139, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from the Open House:
Photos from Yard Work:
With the summer months in mind, Yard Work is a new curatorial project at Living Studios, led by artist Jill R Baker, that utilizes the large outdoor yard behind our studios. This project seeks to forge partnerships between our artists and regional artists while making contemporary art more accessible to the artists and community of Living Studios (by bringing it to us!). The Yard Work space is a large, flat lawn just waiting for oversize sculptures, performances, and temporary installations during the Willamette Valley’s dry summer months.
June 28: Cardboard Workshop and Monster Draw with Robin Weis at Living Studios. Monster Garden continues through July.
August: How to Love a Nutria by Megan Hayes, a workshop and space for creative togetherness, in which artists discuss love and daydream methods for practicing it. For Yard Work, the workshop will respond to the resident nutria at Living Studios, and the broader environments of Corvallis.
August 4: Yard Work artist reception & Living Studios Open House
4-5 pm reception and Mini-Tarot readings with Mary Evans
September, TBD: Clay Lohman will offer a night-time viewing of his illuminated quilted tents in the yard.
Robin Weis is an artist and community builder who lives and works in Corvallis. Weis often works with “trash” and found materials to explore themes of home and personal relationships. Learn more about Robin’s work here.
Mary Evans is an artist and intuitive working in tarot, oracles, sculpture, video, illustration, and magic. With a focus on craft and D.I.Y practices, she explores ideas of consciousness and spirituality through interdisciplinary practice. Evans’s self-published card decks, spells, and readings can be found at www.spirit-speak.com. These works have been acknowledged by The Whitney Museum, Vogue Magazine, and Oprah Magazine. Evans graduated in 2012 from The Evergreen State College with a BFA in Printmaking and completed her MFA in sculpture from the University of Oregon this spring (2023). View more of her work here.
Megan Hayes (she/her) is an Australian researcher, writer, and artist currently based on Kalapuya lands where she is a PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her graduate work is concerned with oysters, their relationships to the moon, tides, and humans, and the ways in which these slippery creatures help shape concepts of love and attachment. This work is also informed by a Bachelor’s degree in Photography and Situated Media from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Research Master’s in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam.
Clay Lohmann is a 2014 recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation award in painting and sculpture. He has been working with cloth and exhibiting his quilted structures since 2008. Visit his website here.
April Artist Call for Yard Work:
Living Studios (Cornerstone) is excited to announce a call for proposals and submissions for YardWork, our summer pop-up outdoor art space out back at Living Studios. Send us
your ideas, projects, performances, temporary installations, barbecues, yard games, outdoor sculptures and interventions to take place this July, August, and September at Yard Work.
Yard Work is a new curatorial project at Living Studios, led by Jill Baker that utilizes the large outdoor yard behind our studios. The Yard Work space is a large, flat lawn just waiting for your oversize sculptures, performances, and temporary installations to fill our green space this summer!
Programming decisions will begin in June 2023. Artists will be notified of these decisions
by June 15. Participating artists will receive a $100 stipend to use as you please.
Let's talk! send proposals, submissions, inquiries, and ideas to email@example.com and visit https://www.cornerstoneassociates.org/blog/yard-work to stay up to date on YardWork at Living Studios.