FSU Art MFA ’13 Liz DiDonna recently travelled to Rabun Gap, Georgia for a two-week residency at Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences.
As one of the first artist communities in the U.S., the Hambidge Center has a distinguished history of supporting individual artists in a residency program. The Center also continues to act as a steward of its 600-acre setting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Hambidge invites visual artists, composers, poets, and scientists from around the world to convene on their campus to share work and discuss ideas across disciplines. Di Donna notes, “Hambidge provides an experience of having a close-knit community of artists while also offering solitude for quiet contemplation when needed. I had the space to begin work creating temporary outdoor installations in a serene and historic setting while engaging in thoughtful conversations with Hambidge fellows about memory, geological survey maps, body movement in performance, and site-specific art.”