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Alumni Happenings - Interview with Kirsten Furlong
We recently spoke with Kirsten Furlong who was the artist in residence in October of 2015. Kirsten also served on our board from October 2017 - October 2019.

What are some current projects you’re working on? 

Finishing up new work for an upcoming solo exhibition, Over the Edge of the World at the Great Plains Art Museum.  This work explores ideas around the natural history and current grassland ecology in the Great Plains and beyond through drawings, monotypes, and paintings. Bird species, past and present, insects, animals, and plants are depicted along with mark making inspired by the lines and textures of the prairie. I will be at GPAM as the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence in March and June 2020.

Kirsten Furlong, Extinct Birds of the Great Plains: Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis ludovicianus), 2019, ink, collage, colored pencil, and acrylic on paper

How has your time and studio experiences at Good Hart Artist Residency influenced your practice since your residency?

Looking back, the most valuable aspect of my time at GHAR was experimentation and time to start a new project that has continued into 2020.  Also, GHAR is so good at community building and I have the pleasure of keeping in touch with other past residents and the program. These kinds of professional connections are so important to my practice.

What about Northern Michigan has stuck with you since your time there?

Mostly how incredibly beautiful it is and the kindness and generosity of the people I met there.

What are the upcoming projects that you are excited about right now?

I work as the Gallery Director of the Blue Galleries at the brand new Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State University.  We moved into this facility in mid-2019 and it is incredible. Right now I am prepping two new exhibitions that focus on the relationship between the arts and sciences - Picturing Science in Illustration and Art focuses on scientific illustration and its influence on artists and Volcanoes: A Cinematic, Photographic, and Scientific Approach is a collaborative project of a volcanologist, filmmaker, and photographer.  

Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State

What would you share with an artist heading to Good Hart Artist Residency this year or considering applying in the future?

For an artist heading there this year - enjoy the wonderful new facility and enjoy every detail of what the seasons bring to the forests and lakeshores of Northern Michigan.  For those applying, the residency that is new this year at GHAR and a very exciting opportunity is the Parent - Artist/Writer Residency which offers additional resources to creatives that have families.

To see more of Kirsten's work please see her website: https://kirstenfurlong.com/
Other Alumni Happenings 
Mike Marks, alumni artist, May 2015, has a solo exhibition running from January 23 - February 29, 2020 at Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis.  The exhibition is titled "No Trace" and features new intaglio and relief prints. Link to the gallery: http://www.formandcontent.org/upcoming-exhibitions

Emma Steinkraus, alumni artist, August 2019, has recently been awarded a $10,000 fellowship from the Oak Spring Garden Foundation

She writes, “(Good Hart’s) support of my wallpaper project was of crucial help as I was able to expand my digital file of the wallpaper at Good Hart and get my first photos of the wallpaper installed in a space.”

Kalina Winska, alumni artist May 2014, just completed a month-long residency at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan.

You can see more of Kalina's recent work at her website:  http://www.kalinawinska.com/
Bryna Cofrin-Shaw, alumni writer, September 2018, had her short story  "Damage and Loss" published recently in the Colorado Review. 
Upcoming Event:
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book presents
An Evening with Zora O’Neill
Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres
Reading & Signing
Thursday, February 6th
6 - 7 p.m. at Harbor Springs Library
Please join us in welcoming Zora O’Neill at this author event presented by Harbor Springs Festival of the Book.  Zora will be the Good Hart Writer in Residence January 29 - February 12. She is a travel and food writer who will be discussing her current book, All Strangers are Kin – Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World.

This free event is hosted by Harbor Springs Festival of the BookHarbor Springs Library, and Between the Covers in collaboration with Good Hart Artist Residency.
Thank you to our Donors and Volunteers
The following is a list of the donors and volunteers from September 25, 2019, through January 10th of this year. We thank you for your generous support as we work to expand the program, to host more artists and writers, and impact the community in a positive way through art. We are always looking for more volunteers to assist with community art events and to help us, welcome artists and writers, to the Good Hart community.
Stephanie and Dick Guyer
Sara Smith
Steve and Edy Stoughton
Laurie and Tom Gole
Cathy and Tom Pearce
Ann and Pat Rodenbeck
Elsabe Dixon
David Chauvin
Terry Franklin
Susan Glass
Ceci Bauer
Bill and Dana Mulder
Mike and Lori Lincolnhol
Mo Shannon
Kirsten Furlong
Trina and Larry Hayes
Linda and Bill Little
Marcia Guetschow
Amanda Hamilton
Linda Wiersema
David Klco
Connie Lawler
Sue Lamkin
Donna McKenna
Meagan Lucas
Mary and Doug Zoeller
Mary Noland
Saul Gray-Hildenbrand
Bruce Guenther
Meghan Clark
Andrew Arnone
Mary Grosvenor
Nancy BroughmanJenny Powell-Grosvenor
Heidi Hill
Marti Wallen
Sally and Ian Bund
Mary and Delbert Rigby
Sally and Burt Lamkin
Gene and Gina Klco
Pat and KC Dobson
Cheryl and Terry True
Joanne and Dick Stewart
Julie and Tom Goodrich
Jill McKenna
Kris McKenna
Marie Clark
Tony James
Margie Marks & Patrick Wise
Margaret Tvedten 
Bill and Sue Klco
Michelle Boyer
Suzanne Schultze
Dennis and Barbara Aylward
Nell Kuhnmuench
Yoko Takahashi 
Rose and Mike Fitzgerald
Nannie Turrell
Your contribution supports both the resident artist’s work, and their collaboration with local community partners.
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The Good Hart Artist Residency is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. 
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