Grand Marais Art Colony hosts third Artist-in-Residence

The Grand Marais Art Colony will host its third annual Artist-in-Residence, Ginny Sims, from April 1-13.

Sims, originally from Little Rock, Ark., is a Minnesota-based artist and graduate of the University of Minnesota MFA program. She is a recipient of the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant (2013) and teaches at the Northern Clay Center. Sims is also co-founder of the Powderhorn Kitchen in Minneapolis, an online store that makes available handmade goods for the kitchen.

Sims will be teaching a workshop entitled Ordinary Objects and Memories: Drawing the Story of Things on Saturday, April 12 in the Art Colony’s Founders Hall from 1 – 3 p.m.

Through demonstration and conversation, Sims will introduce participants to her artistic process, which involves creating large-scale drawings inspired by ordinary domestic objects, memories, and fictional characters. Sims will then discuss the technical side of Majolica, which she uses to transpose her drawings onto ceramic pots.

The cost is just $5. Advanced registration required, please contact the Art Colony to sign up by Thursday, April 10.

The Artist-in-Residence program provides established artist(s) with access to the Art Colony’s studio spaces to expand and explore their creativity. Previous artists were Hazel Belvo in 2012 and Dan and Lee Ross in 2013.

For more information, contact the Grand Marais Art Colony at (218) 387-2737.