Exhibition runs: October 11 – November 17, 2013
Friday, October 11, 6-8pm : opening reception with live music by Jen Koppin (Marquette, MI)
Rabbit Island is a 91-acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The island is composed of a native ecosystem standing upon solid bedrock and has never been developed or subdivided. Bald eagles and great blue herons nest in the trees and the surrounding waters provide habitat for thriving lake trout and salmon populations. The majority of the island is held under a conservation easement granted by the Keweenaw Land Trust assuring this unique ecosystem will remain healthy in perpetuity.
The mission of Rabbit Island is to serve as a platform for science, art, preservation and recreation for the generations. The artist in residence program, in beta stage since 2010, has welcomed over 25 artists, designers, musicians, writers, chefs and other creative thinkers. As the official residency program is set to launch in 2014, this exhibition looks back on the past three years of projects inspired by and created on the island.
The exhibition features works by Andrew Ranville, Charlotte X.C. Sullivan, Colin Curry, Cabin-Time3 (Sarah Darnell, Ryan Greaves, Geoffrey Holstad, Isabella Martin, Miles Mattison, Colin McCarty, Mary Rothlisberger), LoT Office for Architecture (Leonidas Trampoukis & Eleni Petaloti), David Buth/Summer Journeys/Christina Mrozik, David Drennen, Emily Julka, Helen Lovelee, Lucy Engleman, Rob Gorski, Sara Maynard, Tony Cenicola and Will Holman.