Residency: Wednesday, May 15, to Sunday, June 30, 2013
Wednesdays noon–2:30 p.m.
Saturdays 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open Space appointed its first teacher-in-residence, Heather Cosidetto.
As teacher-in-residence, Cosidetto worked alongside Open Space staff, exhibiting artists, guest speakers, musicians, and performers to engage visitors of all ages in the contemporary arts. The teacher-in-residence created materials and activities based on interviews/discussion with staff and artists and invited conversation and discussion as a resident. As Cosidetto explains, the teacher-in-residence inhabited “studio time,” whereby she was able to spend time with the artwork and the people making/installing/discussing it and get some insight into the process of making and exhibiting the work—and share these insights with others.
Heather Cosidetto is an artist, educator, and writer. Cosidetto, with Stefan Morales, is founder and co-director of the Wayward School, a series of thematically curated learning opportunities here in Victoria. Cosidetto has worked with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the Greater Victoria Public Library; the Emily Carr Institute and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver; and the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia. Visit waywardschool.wordpress.com.