Mary Olson Farm. FILE PHOTO, White River Valley Museum

Mary Olson Farm. FILE PHOTO, White River Valley Museum

Meet the new artist in residence at Mary Olson Farm

Open studio days are July 6 and 27

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:20am
  • Life

The city of Auburn and Mary Olson Farm welcome Elise Koncsek, the historic farm’s 2019 artist in residence.

The public is invited to meet Koncsek and see her in action at open studio days – Saturday, July 6 and July 27, from noon to 5 p.m. – at the farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Learn about her process and inspiration and participate in the community art project, What if.

Koncsek specializes in interactive and immersive art. She uses rich colors, crisp details and text liberally on wood, acrylic and fiber.

“I want my art to pack a punch, both visually and emotionally, because many of my most influential memories are of experiences, which both awed me visually and challenged me psychologically,” Koncsek said. “Those moments stay with me and continue to direct my day to day choices. Following the lead of my artistic and revolutionary heroes, I want to use my growing skills as an artist to make a positive impact and share forward the feeling of wonder and possibility I have gained from others.”

In addition, a free mosaic workshop is available on Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m.

The class will begin with a brief introduction to the historic farm. The artist, Koncsek, will lead participants in designing and assembling a small wall-hanging mosaic artwork to take home, created from tessellating hexagon and triangle shapes cut from mirror acrylic and wood. All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

The farm is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m., from June 22 through Aug. 25.

More in Life

Call to artists

City offers opportunities for creativity; program deadlines approaching

Kids SummerStage

Children’s concert series returns to Les Gove Park

COURTESY PHOTO, Museum of Flight
Man and the moon

Programs this week honor Apollo program and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing

Choose your favorite sculpture; People’s Choice Award up for grabs

Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery program, now in its sixth year, exhibits sculptures… Continue reading

Auburn community calendar | July 5

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

COURTESY PHOTO, city of Auburn
Auburn Community Jr. Players present ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’

Musical premieres Friday, July 12 at the Auburn Ave Theater

Rock the Lot: Poly Fest returns to Auburn on Saturday

Rock the Lot: Poly Fest comes to The Outlet Collection in Auburn… Continue reading

Auburn Symphony kicks off Summer Series

The Auburn Symphony’s Summer Series begins Thursday, June 27 with From the… Continue reading

Most common reasons for clinic visits during the summer

Take precautions as hot weather returns

‘HONK!’ for a happy ending

Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Company presents musical

Auburn community calendar | June 20

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

ADA serves up Auburn Beer & Wine Festival on June 15

The Auburn Downtown Association hosts its second annual Auburn Beer & Wine… Continue reading