Leslie Hirst is the recipient of the 2014 Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Rhode Island Foundation. The Fellowships are awarded to emerging and mid-career Rhode Island artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication and consistent artistic practice, and significant artistic merit. The award rotates on a three-year cycle between visual artists, writers, and music composers.
Stay tuned: new drawings created during November and December 2013 at Yaddo will be on view soon.
The new book The Art of Critical Making contains essays that focus on the creative process as a path of inquiry and research, particularly through working with the hands. Leslie Hirst's essay, entitled "Groundwork," leads off this insightful collection of writings. ISBN: 978-1-118-51786-4
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