Starting September 20th, the Volland Foundation will complete its second round of pilot residencies.
Dawn Stetzel Shoshannah White and Tonee Harbert
Celebration on October 15th
(Scroll down to the bottom to view photos of the Celebration and a snippet of Ben’s concert)
4 – 6 pm | Open Studios by Artists-in-Residence Dawn, Shoshannah, and Tonee
5 pm | Bring a picnic and a lawn chair
6 pm | Concert by Ben Cosgrove
Free admission | Cash bar by donation
left to right: Dawn Stetzel, Tonee Harbert, Shoshannah White
In the Spring, musician and composer Ben Cosgrove spent two weeks at the Volland Residency Program in Wabaunsee County, experiencing prairie burns, local color, and even a tornado warning. Ben’s practice interprets landscape and environment through musical composition and performance. His two weeks in Volland followed a Tallgrass Artist Residency in Matfield Green, KS.
This Fall, Tonee Harbert, Dawn Stetzel, and Shoshannah White will spend four weeks in the Flint Hills at the Volland Residency Program. Unlike Ben, these artists have not spent prolonged time in the region. The Volland community looks forward to sharing all we have to offer.
Tonee Harbert and Shoshannah White work independently and as an artistic duo. During their time in Volland Shoshannah and Tonee will explore a new collaboration which includes camera-less prints made outside at night, in direct contact with flora of the tallgrass prairie.
Shoshannah White among Ponderosa Pine Tonee Harbert
Dawn Stetzel, of Washington, works in the space between performance art and sculpture, focusing most recently on what makes people subject themselves to endurance challenges as a form of activism. At once sculptural and (partially) utilitarian, many will recognize the objects she incorporates in her work.
Dawn Stetzel, courtesy of the artist
Celebration | Saturday, October 15
The Fall Residents, Dawn, Shoshannah and Tonee, invite you to Volland on Saturday, October 15, at 4 pm to visit their studios and show you what they are working on during their residency. All are welcome, and we hope you bring your children too!
Ben Cosgrove, courtesy of the artist
As an added bonus, our Spring resident, Ben Cosgrove, will return for a short visit. In the Spring, Ben hosted a concert in Volland that was spoiled, for most, by severe weather. In the late-Summer, Ben reached out that he would be passing through Wabaunsee County in mid-October and offered to retry the concert. Since his residency, the Volland Ruin has been completed as a performance venue. Ben will perform at the Ruin- barring inclement weather, which will see the concert moved indoors.
Please join us for a fine celebration!
This is a free event to the public. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar (by donation) will open at 5 pm.
It was a very fine day!
Music at the Ruin by Ben Cosgrove
Thank you for joining us!