1997 – MaJo Keleshian and Karen Adrienne

MaJo Keleshian

"Brown Earth, Sky"

“The Carina residency was a gift of time—five weeks to explore the island and to work. With box loads of art supplies and books, I stepped off the ferry and into a lovely studio where, with no distractions and no expectations, I began a series of small paintings on paper. The “Mnemonics” broke new ground for me and I’m ever grateful for my time on Monhegan.”

963 Winkumpaugh Road
Ellsworth, Maine 04605


Karen Adrienne

"For the Two_6"

On the art faculty at the University of Maine, Augusta, Karen Adrienne is a printmaker and a member of an artists collaborative called the ArtDogs, based in Gardiner, Maine. She participated in the state-wide Maine Print Project in 2006 and has recently shown her work at Whitney Art Works in Portland. She has received several grants since her Monhegan residency including a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission in 2007, and artist residencies in Spain (2001) and Germany (2002). In the Carina House exhibition catalogue, Adrienne described how her Monhegan residency came at a critical point in her career as she was preparing for a complex, multimedia installation piece for a Boston gallery:

“The residency gave me the much needed time and focus to record the dominant sound component for the work [Room of Forgiveness]. I circumnavigated the island and recorded the many complex sounds the water made as it hit the shore. This was the underlying current in the multi-layered sound track used for the installation. The recordings filled my mornings and evenings, while drawings filled the afternoons, What bliss!”

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