JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION AND LIGHT RECEPTION WITH THE WINNER OF THE 2023 DICK SCUGLIK MEMORIAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP AND LOCAL VISUAL ARTIST
The Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency and Fellowship is given to a writer with demonstrated skill and interest in ekphrastic writing — writing inspired by visual arts. This year’s winner is poet and creative nonfiction writer Camille LeFevre of Sedona, Arizona, and St. Paul, Minnesota. She was paired with artist Rebecca Carlton, of Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio. Over the past months, the writer and artist have exchanged work and created new work in response. They will share their new work and discuss their creative process.
Sculptor and installation artist Rebecca Carlton is the visual artist for the 2023 Fellowship. Along with her life partner, Tony Staroska, she owns Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio and Gallery in Fish Creek. Her Public Art, Sonoran Circumvolution and Dragons of Character, are on permanent display in Tucson, Arizona, as well as privately funded works at Michigan Technological University and Door County Medical Center. She has been a fellowship recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Center for the Arts and the Fulbright Fund.
For more than 30 years, Camille LeFevre has been a St. Paul, MN-based arts journalist covering visual arts, dance, architecture, design, theater, and music for regional and national publications (online and print). Her books include The Dance Bible: The Complete Guide for Aspiring Dancers, and Charles R. Stinson Architects: Compositions in Nature. She practices ekphrasis, and her poetry appears in The Ekphrastic Review and Thin Air Magazine. As the director of NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul, her programming has included the workshop, “The Art of Writing on Art: Ekphrastic Prose & Poetry,” which she originated and taught. She is also working on a memoir. She regularly facilitates artist talks at museums and galleries. Currently, Camille lives in Northern Arizona, returning North in the summers to enjoy the Midwest’s woods and waters. She teaches “Writing About Art” online at the Institute of American Indian Art, and her syllabus includes an ekphrasis component.