We are proud to have Nate as the first artist to participate in our residency program. He is an example of ingenious artists who are out here on the rise but need spaces where they can continue to cultivate their practice.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 25, 2017
Art on the Vine is pleased to announce DC-based artist and Pittsburgh native Nate Lewis as its inaugural resident. Starting in June, Nate will spend four-weeks on Martha’s Vineyard creating exclusive work that he will present at Art on the Vine’s second annual exhibition on August 12th-14th. This year’s event produced by The Agora Culture is expanding to three-days and will be held at the historic Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, MA.
“We are proud to have Nate as the first artist to participate in our residency program. He is an example of ingenious artists who are out here on the rise but need spaces where they can continue to cultivate their practice,” said Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of Art on the Vine and The Agora Culture. “We chose Martha’s Vineyard for our residency and summer art exhibition because it is a cultural haven and melting pot. Nate will not only work on his practice but also meet and engage with a variety of culturally astute individuals in the community.”
Nate Lewis is a gifted artist who began his career as a critical care registered nurse. A self-taught artist, drawing inspiration from anatomy, physiology, disease processes and his nursing experience as a care taker of patients and their family members, he creates stunning, intricate 2-3d sculptures out of single sheets of paper that visually combines the aesthetics of drawing, sculpture, etching, embroidery, and textiles. Lewis’ work pushes the idea of freedom within boundaries, and seeks to confront perceptions of vulnerability, tragedy, and time.
“I’m very grateful to Jessica and Art on the Vine for this great opportunity,” said Nate. “This residency will give me more freedom to try new techniques that typically take longer to achieve. I’m really looking forward to spending time on the Vineyard, getting to know the community, and working on my practice.”
Nate will join an array of talented artists such as Yashua Klos, Deborah Roberts, Edgar Areceneaux, and Stan Squirewell at the second annual Art on the Vine in Martha’s Vineyard. Connecting the dots between contemporary artists and art enthusiasts, Art on the Vine is a multicultural arts event that brings together collectors, up-and-coming artists, institutions, and the merely curious for a unique cultural exhibition. The three-day event will showcase museum-quality works and educational panels featuring high-profile collectors. Attendees will also be treated to a martini happy hour, gallery tours, and an exclusive swag bag.
A complete list of artists and panelists will be revealed in the next few weeks. For more information and early bird tickets, visit http://www.artonthevinemv.com. A portion of proceeds will support the Art on the Vine Artist in Residency program.
About Art on the Vine
Art on the Vine is a nonprofit subsidiary of The Agora Culture. Art on the Vine’s mission is to educate and showcase a diverse array of artists through a four-week residency program and annual art exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. Launched in 2016, the Artist in Residency program provides emerging artists with an opportunity to gain exposure for their work and engage with the communities where their residency takes place.
About the Agora Culture
Headquartered in the Washington, DC area, The Agora Culture is a national online multicultural arts platform that connects new and seasoned art collectors with contemporary visual artists. Established in 2013, the Agora Culture focuses on producing exhibitions, art dinners, salons and educational workshops for collectors at all levels.