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AcA's Residency Program supporting local artists

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AcA's Residency @ the Center strives to offer local artists the support to research, create and develop individual projects. These artists, primarily working in performance or media arts, will get the opportunity to produce a work here at AcA and give back to the community around them.

This season, AcA is proud to offer four unique residences. All events are open to the public. Tickets can be purchase at AcA's Box Office at 101 W Vermilion St., by calling 337.233.7060 or online at


Jarin Schexnider

August 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 - throughout AcA

Tickets - $12/$10 (students)



Stars, Like People, written and directed by Jarin Schexnider, is a theatrical installation of living sculptures set in the galleries, back rooms, and hidden corners of the AcA. The piece progresses through a single day in the life of seven characters, ranging from ages 7 to 70. These characters weave in and out of each others lives as they seek to understand the purpose of the individual in a universe much larger than themselves.


Keaton Smith

Performance Media

January 9, 10 & 11th - James Devin Moncus Theater

Tickets - $12/$10 (students)


The Story of Christopher Jenkins, is an audio/visual performance which heightens the moviegoing experience by constructing a film live in front of an audience. Follow our artist in residence, Keaton Smith as he combines the immediacy of mixing video with recorded footage to create an original story about the life of a schizophrenic. The work examines the protagonist's fragmented thought, memory, and delusions. In an attempt to cure Christopher Jenkin's of his illness, psychiatrists use a machine to extract images from his mind. The elliptical and sprawling scenery of schizophrenia is processed and guided toward clarity in realtime.


Darolyn Robertson

Textile Art/Performance Installation

May 10-June 28 - Side Gallery


ShadowBoxMyth is a contemporary performance art installation set within the Side Gallery at the AcA. This original story uses anthropomorphic characters within a live shadowbox. Using traditional storytelling precepts and new media methods, the shadowbox is a metaphor for the collective narrative of objects and images. Darolyn's residency sets out to explore and challenge the structures of storytelling in the past, present, and possibly the future.

Leah Graeff

Mixed Media Installation/Photography

March 8-April 30 - Mallia Gallery/Art Loft


Biophilia will create a space that evokes memory through sensory experience, and bring to the surface childhood ideals. By interacting in the space, the viewer or "performer" will reflect on complex ideals that are associated with adulthood and reconnect with the basic wants and needs he or she had as a child. Through this experience the viewer will realize that those necessities have in fact not changed, and are still attainable.

Biophillia is a collaboration will artist Kristie Cornell.

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