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Update on the Golden Foundation Artist Residency

31 May, 2010 (12:52) | From Home

I am delighted that we are now in the construction phase of the Foundation Residency Building.  The demolition phases of cleaning all the junk out of the barn, pulling out rotted beams and flooring, dismantling parts of the hand laid foundation and stripping off the siding were completed this previous fall.  The new footers, straightening out the structure (as best as you can straighten out a well over 100 year old barn) and putting in an entire new steel structure to hold things together was finished this winter.  This spring we now have completed almost all the floors, the insulation and replaced the roof and siding. The windows are in and we’re now in the phase of plumbing and electric.  It is truly exciting to watch this dream come together.


Barbara has been the clerk of the works for this job and looks great in her hard hat!  We have secured financing to complete the project and hope that we will actually have most of the project complete by the beginning of summer, 2011.  We believe that we will be able to have at least a portion of the program running some time that year.  We’ll keep everyone up to date on the progress as we move forward.





Comment from Cindy Morefield
Time: June 2, 2010, 8:38 pm

This residency project sounds fantastic! Now I’m eagerly awaiting each update.

Comment from michaelberens
Time: July 11, 2011, 3:56 pm

Please keep me posted on the residency status.

Comment from Mark
Time: July 11, 2011, 4:16 pm

Michael, we are in the finishing stages of the residency building and it is absolutely thrilling. We are working hard on the development of the programs for the residency and truly that is taking more time. We hope that through a thoughtful process of discussions and evolution that the programs will provide a real meaningful opportunity for artists. We have been so bouyed by the expressions of artists and their thoughts on what they see as the opportunties as we move forward. We should be putting up some new pictures on our website shortly.

We’ve also just put up a Facebook page for the Goldenfoundation. I believe this will provide another opportunity to engage with the arts community in a dialogue around this space and programs. Best, Mark

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