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Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride is a community development and artist residency program in Fergus Falls which activates cultural programming at or related to the historic Fergus Falls State Hospital, or the “Kirkbride Building.”

Launched in Spring 2015, Hinge Arts is intended to create opportunities where artists and community members gather to explore themes of transition, connection, and innovation inspired by the community’s 124 years of hosting a state mental institution.

The name “Hinge” is inspired by a belief that artists play a key role in connecting our past with our future. The name is a deliberate response to the word “unhinged” as it relates to mental illness.

Interested in hosting an artist talk, workshop or program at your organization? Questions about the Hinge Residency program? Please contact Naomi Schliesman: naomi@springboardforthearts.org.

Apply to Hinge Arts

The next deadline for Hinge Arts is September 1st, 2019 for residencies taking place between January and June 2020. Guidelines will be posted in July 2019.

Artists of all disciplines and career levels are welcome to apply. We have three residency tracks: Career Development, for artists who want to work on their own self-driven projects during their time in Fergus Falls; Homecoming, for artists who spent all or a portion of their youth in the 9-county region of West Central Minnesota but now live elsewhere, who want to engage and collaborate with their home community; and Alumni, for artists who have previously participated in Hinge Arts that would like to build on connections or ideas from a previous residency.

 

 

Current and incoming artists

The following artists have been selected to participate in the Hinge Arts Residency in Fergus Falls between June 2019 and December 2019.  These artists will either focus on career development or homecoming during their time in Fergus Falls, and several will offer workshops or programs in the Fergus Falls area. Learn more about the artists and their residency projects with Artist Meet & Greets. Events take place from 5pm- 6pm on Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted) at Springboard for the Arts.

Springboard Staff

Rural Program Director

Artist Development Director


"This was my first residency and it was a fantastic experience. I could’ve never created this piece at my home studio or even in my artist collective studio—not enough space...The benefit of the residency is the focused quality time. There was nothing to do BUT continue to try over and over again to master the technique. I am so pleased with it. I love it."
-Hinge Career Development Resident Artist

GLENDA REED |  Alumni, June 2019

Glenda Reed is an award-winning feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She’s received funding from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing, among others. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth StorySLAM. She teaches at the Loft Literary Center, is a COMPAS roster teaching artist, and mentors through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. At a time when the backlash against women’s social progress and feminism is at a peak, Reed is writing her own true-life story of one woman who charted her own course for adventure.

BRANDI HOMAN |  Career Development, July 2019

Brandi Homan is the author of the novel BURN FORTUNE (CLASH Books, 2019) and two books of poetry, Hard Reds (2008) and Bobcat Country (2010), from Shearsman Books. She holds a PhD in English, Creative Writing (Fiction), from the University of Denver and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She is a current Associate Editor with Tupelo Quarterly and a former Associate Editor of Denver Quarterly. With her husband and daughter, she lives in the suburbs of Denver, where she thinks about the Midwest and misses drinking Yellow no. 5.

ROBERT UEHLIN | Alumni, September  2019

Robert Uehlin is an award-winning screendance cinematographer from Oregon. His work has been screened at the American Dance Festival, The Utah International Screendance Festival, The Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, and across the United States. His 2013 film, Ensō, received numerous jury and audience awards. And, in 2015, he was selected as a Hinge Artist in Residence. His work interrogates the human experience through the body in motion — the joy of friendship, the pain of indecision, and the mystery of interconnectedness.

ANDREW TURPENING |  Career Development, October 2019

Andrew Turpening is a musician, composer and producer based in St. Paul, MN. His primary instruments are drum set, Latin percussion, and piano. Andrew has performed hundreds of concerts as a drummer and percussionist, supporting artists such as Puerto Rican salsa stars Maelo Ruiz, Willie Gonzalez, and Edgar Joel. Andrew studied music at the famed National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba for eight months and studied with Cuba’s best percussionists. Andrew also studied with world-renowned jazz drummer Dave King and legendary drum teacher Elliot Fine. Andrew is an award-winning composer and has received over a dozen grants and fellowships. Andrew’s most successful project to date was ‘The Land of 10,000 Homeless’, which was featured on National Public Radio and is used in colleges to teach about poverty and homelessness. Songs from the album were featured on the Appleseed Recordings album ‘Give US Your Poor: 14 Recordings to Help End Homelessness’. Andrew is currently busy composing new work for his new band enTraance (www.entraance.com), an ensemble that blends Baroque-styled strings with modern drums and synthesizer. The band’s debut album, ‘Nebraska’, was released in 2017. Andrew recently finished composing his first Piano Concerto for full orchestra and is now focused on writing the second enTraance album. In addition to his music career, Andrew works in social service and medical interpreting.

 

FALCON GOTT |  Career Development, November 2019

Minnesota based filmmaker Falcon Gott has been developing his style in digital filmmaking for the past several years. Falcon currently focuses on documentary style short films, but plans to venture into the narrative style within the coming year. The topics of such documentary style films focuses on Native American subject matter. As an emerging Native American filmmaker, Falcon sees it as a responsibility to document voices from those who apart of the Native American culture. By doing so, such voices and shared experiences express truth to a Native American audience.

 

LAURA KORYNTA |  Career Development, December 2019

Laura Korynta is a multimedia artist residing in St Paul, MN. She explores the narratives and folktales of women through the use of traditional and unconventional watercolor, paper sculptures, dioramas, and puppetry. Working at a smaller scale she invites viewers to have an intimate experience and be an active part of the lore making for the piece. Laura is inspired by the landscapes of Minnesota and her wanderings around the world. She has been a part of the Barebones Halloween Extravaganza since 2015 and a mentee for the 2019 Fringe Festival’s “Beyond the Box” mentorship program for emerging artists.

EBEN KOWLER |  Career Development, June 2019

Eben Kowler is a dance artist in Minneapolis, MN. He has performed in works by George Stamos, Paula Mann, Chris Schlichting, Morgan Thorson, Body Cartography Project, Pramila Vasudevan, Bart Buch, and is a co-founder of DaNCEBUMS (www.dancebums.com).

DaNCEBUMS is a choreographic collaboration creating crowd-pleasing performances imbued with humor, groove, exertion, and extreme bliss. In a search for radical joy, DaNCEBUMS embrace the awkward, conjure nostalgia, and contemplate bright futures. They have performed in four states, the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, The Southern Theater, and the Bryant Lake Bowl.

Eben is the co-publisher of GOOD JOB, a Twin Cities dance zine, and has created original works for Forecast Public Art, In the Heart of the Beast, The Full Moon Puppet Show, Red Eye Theater, and Young Dance. He has over ten years of experience working with youth and currently is a volunteer mediator with the Conflict Resolution Center.

AMANDA LEWIS |  Homecoming, August 2019

Amanda Lewis is a movement artist who within the last couple of years has found screendance an interesting way to engage people in movement, sound, storytelling, and imagination. Although screendance is somewhat new to her, dance and movement are not. Amanda grew up in Fergus Falls, where kids bike to and from school, and the hills are killer! Amanda played many sports and danced at the Fergus Falls School of Dance. From Fergus Falls, she left to continue her studies in dance at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, where she graduated with a BA in Dance. After graduation, Amanda continued her study of movement at The Ailey School in New York City. Her first experience dancing in a screendance was last Spring with New York City based dance company Current Harbor. Their screendance Chase the Flying Hours, a collaboration with DanceBARN Collective, sparked Amanda’s creative interests and she began her studies in film and editing. Within screendance, specifically, Amanda has found a world where she is able to indulge in her biggest passions: dance, storytelling, athletics, adventure/outdoors, and community. While she is passionate about movement, Amanda enjoys simple pleasures, such as: organization, imagination, daydreaming, asking questions, discovery, and problem solving. It is Amanda’s hope that people who experience her work become inspired to explore, be physical, and to wiggle!

ABBY SCHNURE |  Career Development, October 2019

Abby Schnure is a conceptual weaver, educator and community arts organizer. She is anchored in a fascination of the weaving process as a metaphor for understanding ones internal and external environments. She completed her BFA in Textile Arts from Kent State University in 2016. After graduating, Abby returned to Cincinnati, OH where she was born and raised. During this transition a passion for transforming everyday dry trash into new materials through weaving bloomed. Alongside her work with recycling materials, Abby actively facilitates community weaving classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, sharing this process with anyone who is interested. She currently lives and works in Cincinnati, OH.

RYAN EVANS |  Career Development, November 2019

Ryan Evans is a community-based sound artist. His music is ambient, place-specific, and explores the territory between memory and nostalgia. Currently, he leads music sessions with older adults with dementia as well as practices with a dance-theater ensemble comprised of disabled and non-disabled artists. Trained as social anthropologist, Ryan sees art as a mode of collective expression; he is compelled by finding ways to preserve knowledge that is not easily captured in written language. His hunch is that sound can help with this. Ryan’s longform, reflective sound pieces are meant to accompany listeners on whatever journey they happen to be on—it’s music that stays with you. For the Hinge Arts Residency, Ryan will assemble a piece of ambient music inspired by the Kirkbride Building’s relationship with Fergus Falls. He will lead two community music sessions, make tape loops from audio cassettes he finds in Fergus Falls, and collect field recordings from sites that are important to the Kirkbride Building. Prior to arriving in Fergus Falls, he will learn about the Kirkbride Building’s history in the community by reading historical articles and listening to archived audio recordings. The piece he composes will ultimately serve as a reflection of the Kirkbride Building’s connection to Fergus Falls and its residents.

2019

Austin Turley, visual, Portland, OR, Career Development
Nahshon Anderson, literary, New York, NY, Career Development
Elyse-Krista Mische, visual, Appleton, WI, Homecoming
Rosalie Smith, visual, New Orleans, LA, Career Development
Sterling Melcher, performance, Philadelphia, PA, Career Development
Meg Kirchhoff, performance, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Tina Gross, literary, St. Cloud, MN, Career Development
Glenda Reed, literary, Minneapolis, MN, Alumni
Eben Kowler, performance, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development

2018

Wesley Fawcett Creigh, mixed media/visual, Tucson, AZ, Homecoming
Marya Hart, composer/musician, Minneapolis, MN, Homecoming
Michael Vangel, writer/musician, Roseville, MN, Career Development
Jared Coffin, composer/musician, Hudson, WI, Career Development
Martha Bird, multidisciplinary/maker, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Erin Kate Ryan, writer, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Dillon Samuelson, visual, Lititz, PA, Career Development
Annalise Bue, visual, Rosemount, MN, Career Development
Allison Roberts, visual, Shawnee, KS, Career Development
Benjamin Domask, performance/visual, Saint Paul, MN, Career Development
James Colby, composer/musician, Tucson, AZ, Career Development
Brian Laidlaw, composer/musician, Boulder, CO, Career Development
Dana Sikkila, visual, Mankato, MN, Alumni
Desdamona, spoken word/performance, St. Paul, MN, Career Development
Laura Latimer, visual, Austin, TX, Career Development
Allison Ellingson, visual, Chicago, IL, Career Development
Katelyn Haugdahl, visual/film making, Los Angeles, CA, Homecoming
Melissa Wray, community storytelling, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Joe Davis, spoken word, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Karima Walker, composer/visual, Tucson, AZ, Career Development
Mai'a Williams, literary, Winona, MN, Career Development
Kevin Thomas, literary/visual, Gig Harbor, WA, Career Development
Sabrina Hornung, visual, Fargo, ND, Career Development
Megan Flød Johnson, visual, St. Paul, MN, Career Development
Seth Dahlseid, visual, Minneapolis, MN, Homecoming
Torey Erin, visual, Minneapolis, MN, Homecoming
Asako Hirabayashi, composer/musician, St. Paul, MN, Alumni
Erika Andersen, musician, Boca Raton, FL, Homecoming
Ashley Strazzinski, visual, North Adams, MA, Career Development
Felix Ayodele, musician/songwriter, Denver, CO, Career Development
Laura Youngbird, visual, Breckenridge, MN, Career Development

2016

Jane Claire Remick, multimedia, Washington, D.C., Career Development
Mary Rothlisberger, multimedia, Palouse, WA, Creative Placemaking
Bess Boever, composition, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Ashley Hanson, music, Saint Paul, MN, Career Development
Lindsy Halleckson, visual, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Susan Lenz, visual, Columbia, SC, Career Development
Josh Preston, literature, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Nik Nerburn, film, Atlanta, GA, Creative Placemaking
Eric Larson, theater, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
David Hamlow, visual, Good Thunder, MN, Career Development
Gina Hunt, visual, Good Thunder, MN, Creative Placemaking
Rebecca Yates, poetry, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Stephan Clark, literature, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Rene Meyer-Grimberg, multimedia, Saint Paul, MN, Creative Placemaking
Christine Marcotte, literature, Deer River, MN, Career Development
Katherine Bergstrom, dance, New York, NY, Career Development
Asako Hirabayashi, composition, Falcon Heights, MN, Career Development

2017

Ellie Kingsbury, multimedia, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Charles Matson Lume, visual, Saint Paul, MN, Career Development
Jes Reys, film, Saint Paul, MN, Career Development
Christine Marcotte, literature, Deer River, MN, Career Development
Stephen Krishnan, guitar, Austin, TX, Career Development
Siloh Radovsky, interdisciplinary, Olympia, WA, Career Development
Dakota Sexton, multidisciplinary, Eagan, MN, Creative Placemaking
Bethany Lacktorin, multidisciplinary, Brooten, MN, Creative Placemaking
Mary Provenza, visual, New York, NY, Creative Placemaking
Katina Bitsicas, visual, Columbia, MO, Career Development
Liz Miller, visual/installation, Good Thunder, MN, Career Development
David Hamlow, visual/installation, Good Thunder, MN, Career Development
Joshua Weinberg, composer/musician, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Holly Streekstra, visual, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
Tessa Torgeson, writer, Fargo, ND, Career Development
Sharon Mansur, visual/performance, Winona, MN, Career Development
Glenda Reed, writer, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development
M.E. Fuller, literature, Brainerd, MN, Career Development
Courtney A. Johnson, multimedia, Nashville, TN, Creative Placemaking
Grace Clark, visual, Lake Park, MN, Career Development
Su Hwang, poetry, Minneapolis, MN, Career Development

2015

Don Clark, photography, Moorhead, MN, Creative Placemaking
Nancy Cook, literature, Saint Paul, MN, Creative Placemaking
Kristina Estell, visual, Duluth, MN, Creative Placemaking
Chandra Glaeseman, multimedia, Portland, OR, Creative Placemaking
Haley Honeman, theater, Mesa, AZ, Creative Placemaking
Courtney A. Johnson, multimedia, Nashville, TN, Creative Placemaking
Skye Livingston, multimedia, Kansas City, MO, Creative Placemaking
Ana Miller, vocal, Morris, MN, Creative Placemaking
Scott Miller, composition, St. Cloud, MN, Creative Placemaking
Timothy Moore, literature, Chicago, IL, Career Development
Shannon Murray, music, Bemidji, MN, Creative Placemaking
Nik Nerburn, film, Atlanta, GA, Creative Placemaking
Caitlin Scarano, poetry, Milwaukee, WI, Creative Placemaking
Dana Sikkila, visual, North Mankato, MN, Creative Placemaking
Ethan Smith, photography, Fargo, ND, Creative Placemaking
Kevin Springer, sound, Minneapolis, MN, Creative Placemaking
Maria Stabio, visual, Brooklyn, NY, Career Development
Timothy C. Takach, composition, Minneapolis, MN, Creative Placemaking
Robert Uelkin, dance/film, Troutdale, OR, Creative Placemaking
Rosie Yerke, dance, Troutdale, OR, Creative Placemaking