Weaver Room

  • Event Time 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 06/09/2017
  • Event Location Weaver Room

The Silver Streak Residency presents current resident artist Erin E. Castellan. Erin creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, beads, and various found and painted fabrics. She fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her “paint” and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer. In a society that is becoming increasingly hurried and divorced from the physical world, Erin’s artwork responds with images, materials, and processes that promote slow viewing experiences and intimate, tactile engagements.

Erin received a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. She was a 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Currently, Erin lives in Western North Carolina where she maintains a studio art practice, runs a small business, erineleanor, specializing in hand-loomed knitwear, and works at Warren Wilson College.

Founded by MSU Sculpture Professor Jim Zimpel in 2015, the Silver Streak Residency hosts contemporary artists for one week residencies in scenic Montana to make work, explore and be inspired. Resident’s are invited to stay free of charge, however they are required to give a public presentation of their work to the community.