International artist arrives from Belfast to work The Bridge PAI Charlottesville, VA
Throughout October and November of 2013, Belfast based artist, Johanna Leech, will be joining The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative as a part of their Public Artists residency program. A new initiative by The Bridge, this program connects innovative artists with the local community as a catalyst for new ideas and actions in Central Virginia. Ms. Leech will begin her residency with an artist talk on Friday, October 4th at 7pm at The Bridge, 209 Monticello Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22902.
“We are very excited to have Johanna bring her creative energy and experience to Charlottesville as both a way to see Virginia in a new ways, but also to build deep connections to conversations talking place in Belfast,” says Bridge Executive Director, Matthew Slaats. “Having worked with her in Washington D.C. last summer, she brings a unique interest in engaging local culture and working with the community to create dynamic works of art.”
This residency is supported through a grant by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.