Residency & Mentoring in the French Riviera by Dr Wendy Gers, international curator
at IARE studios, operated by Artist, Lauren Kearns,
in Saint-Raphaël, a quaint port on the Côte d'Azur, in southeastern France.
17 Feb - 15 Mar 2020
An excellent network of buses & trains links Saint-Raphaël to French national & international airports.
Light, spacious shared ceramic studio with excellent new equipment.
Residents are responsible for reserving their own accommodation.
A list of recommended accommodation is provided.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
We serve 3 fresh home-cooked lunches per week.
Explore the Var region & Mediterranean coast on foot, bicycle or via public transport.
Visit local nature reserves, ports, markets & museums etc.
Price: USD 4 500.
Fresh Produce Market
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Light, well-equipped studio in a charming Mediterranean sea-side village
Rise 2020 is nestled in the port town of beautiful Saint-Raphaël, near several other exciting places: the historic port town of Fréjus with its Roman ruins, the Côte d’Azur & a mountainous area called l’Esterel, where hikers & nature lovers thrive. Beach lovers will also be in sandy heaven, gazing at the red rocks & the intense azure skies of the Mediterranean. The outdoors is easily accessible, by foot, bicycle, car & public transport.
The studio is located in a tranquil residential area of Saint-Raphaël, a 2-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, a 5-minute walk to a hardware store, organic market & bakery, and a 25-minute walk to the "Centre Ville" (town centre).
Outstanding food & local markets
FACILITIES & SCHEDULE
Outstanding natural & cultural heritage
Lodging to suit your lifestyle
Outstanding natural & cultural heritage
The program has been designed such that you have the weekends free to explore this beautiful area at your own pace. A treasure-chest of natural & cultural riches, the French Riviera & surrounding Var region offers you amazing museums, monuments, fresh produce markets, vineyards & much more.
Depending on your inclination & enthusiasm, you spend a day walking on the beach or meandering through villages, exploring the unique architecture of the region. This area is considered part of the Alpes-Maritimes, and one can see the French Alps from almost everywhere. The lower mountains are about a 45-minute car ride & the peaks can be accessed within 2 hours.
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Lauren received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City & MFA in Ceramics at the University of Oregon. Her passion for ceramics has been developed & expressed through her work in porcelain.
Lauren has worked in a variety of capacities in the ceramic and art field. She has taught ceramics & drawing at university level, as well as being a studio artist in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puget Sound area, Carbondale & Loveland CO.
As the Executive Director for the Carbondale Clay Center 2004-2009, her primary focus was community outreach & engagement. She also worked extensively in continuing education in Santa Barbara, CA, teaching ceramics & drawing.
Her work has been shown in a number of well-known galleries around the United States & in Xixang, China. Lauren's work has also been featured in 500 Pitchers & 500 Teapots, both published by Lark Books & in the recent publication, American Artwork 2018.
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All residencies are offered on the basis of obtaining sufficient enrollments. Residencies may be cancelled if the minimum viable number of enrollments is not obtained. In this unlikely event, participants will receive full reimbursement of all payments received. An extensive Terms and Conditions brochure is available to download.
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