Artists Selected for Second Year of Residence Program

December 24, 2014

Diverse & Resilient’s Youth Advisory Board has selected two new artists for the Artist in Residence program for 2015. The two artists are Kim Loper and Nicole Acosta.

Kim Loper’s project, which will begin in January and showcased at Pride Fest, will be a set of wooden sculptures in the shape of silhouettes that describe the young peoples’ dreams, challenges and overall identities. The silhouettes can stand together in a representation of community or alone to show the complexity of everything that goes into one person’s identity.

Nicole Acosta will be teaching participants how to use photography as a form of communication from June through August. Showing the diverse communities our participants come from, the participants will be given the chance to show their reality and explore their identities. Nicole also hopes to take participants through writing and spoke word exercises to help them articulate their ideas and thoughts about their photographs in an artistic way.

The Artist in Residence program is in its second year at Diverse & Resilient. The program, supported by the Mary Nohl Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, brings art programming to Diverse & Resilient program participants.