The Great Meadows Foundation Announces New Spokesperson-in-Residence

The Great Meadows Foundationa non-profit organization that supports local visual artists, recently announced its new spokesperson-in-residence.

As part of Great Meadows’ Critic-in-Residence program, Melissa E. Feldman will be living in Kentucky and participating in the local arts scene from September 2 through October 9.

According to the press release, Feldman is “an international contemporary art curator and writer. Her practice spanning over 25 years has focused on new curatorial approaches, the geocultural context of art, and the identification of emerging artistic trends.

The Critics-in-Residence program, now in its fifth year, brings contemporary art curators and critics from out of state to Kentucky to increase engagement between the broader art world and our local scene.

Great Meadows director Julien Robson said in a statement: “We are delighted to welcome Melissa to this residency. By visiting artists in their studios and paying critical attention to and participating in the visual arts scene in Kentucky, she will bring new energy to our community of artists. Her broad and deep knowledge and experience as a contemporary art curator and writer, and her commitment to connecting with artists in the region to deepen their practice and amplify their voices are invaluable.

Former critics in residence at Great Meadows include Esther Callahan (Minneapolis) in 2021, Koan Jeff Baysa (Los Angeles) in 2020, Natalia Zuluaga (Miami) in 2019, and Dan Cameron (New York) in 2018.

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