Artist-In Residence 2016: Gary Orlinsky
Sculptor Gary Orlinsky developed several site-specific sculptural works in Laurel Park and in the Nine Acre Woods.
Mr. Orlinsky is a sculptor who lives and works in Leverett, Massachusetts. He is a well-known public artist, whose site-specific installations have been shown in museums, parks and gardens throughout the United States—such as the Berkshire Museum, Acton Arboretum, Boston Children’s Museum, the Atrium at Dartmouth College, the Evanston Art Center near Chicago, and Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. During the off-season he works on smaller scale assemblages and private commissions. He has led workshops at the Chautauqua Institute, for American University in Corciano, Italy, the Smith College Museum of Art, and other sites and institutions. He currently teaches sculpture at Assumption College in Worcester and in the Commonwealth College Honor’s Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Artist-in -Residence 2015: Lenelle Moise
Lenelle is active on Facebook, and also has a website, http://www.lenellemoise.com/
During the summer of 2015, Lenelle worked on several pieces featuring poetry, music and movement. She presented a spoken piece at our Chautauqua festival, and did a final performance at the end of the summer, speaking to the experience of growing up as a Haitian immigrant.
Artist-in-Residence 2014: Terre Unité Parker
Terre Unité Parker is an experimental dancer and movement educator who creates dances, videos, installations, and scores that inspire a felt sense of connection to our bodies, each other, and the earth. Terre is the artistic director of the Movement Arts Ensemble (Mae) - an interdisciplinary dance company promoting somatic and environmental awareness through place-based performance. We are an inclusive, body-positive ensemble of women ages 21-70 committed to creativity in service of the common good. Terre founded Mae and hosted the company's premiere performance - Stone Songs - during her tenure as LPA AIR.
From 2003-2010, Terre performed with Anna Halprin throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad. She has taught, performed, and screened video work nationally and internationally in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Bali, Java, and China. Terre teaches locally at Studio Helix (Northampton), area colleges, and in public schools and community settings as a Teaching Artist with Enchanted Circle Theater (Holyoke). She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Magna Cum Laude 2002) and Goddard College (MFA Interdisciplinary Arts 2012).