TNPS kicks off Artist in Residence program

November 4, 2022
Glenn Bodish-artist in residency at TNPS

Glenn Bodish is the first artist in residence

The Next Picture Show (TNPS) is pleased to announce the beginning of its Artist in Residence program. Glenn Bodish of Dixon, IL, has been announced as the first Artist in Residence at TNPS. Bodish has been provided a studio space on the upper level of The Next Picture Show in the Jane Edgar Gallery. He will have the studio space for three months, rent-free.

glenn bodish For the Love of Chrome painting
“For the Love of Chrome” by Glenn Bodish

Bodish was born and raised in the Allentown area of Pennsylvania. He holds an MFA in painting from the University of Montana, a BFA in painting from Southern Oregon University, and an Associate degree in Commercial Art from Luzerne County College in Nanticoke, PA. He is currently Sauk Valley Community College’s Professor of Art and Gallery Director.

“It is my goal to use the space to continue exploring my creative work and share some of my knowledge with artists, patrons, and visitors. I am committed to hosting several events during my residency,” said Bodish. “First, I would like to schedule a studio tour and an artist’s talk about my creative work. Also, I would like to offer a free community lecture on one of my research projects related to the history of art and a demonstration or workshop in one of my studio specialties.” 

Glenn Bodish | Consequences of Buying into a Hype Reality
“Consequences Of Buying Into A  Hype Reality” by Glenn Bodish

“I am incredibly excited to have an Artist in Residence program in place at TNPS and to have Glenn Bodish as the first artist,” said Philip Atilano, executive director of TNPS.  

As an artist himself, Atilano states that artists seek residences in desirable locations rich in history, culture, and scenery. Dixon is such a place. Atilano plans to rotate artists every quarter and attract artists nationally and internationally to Dixon. 

The Artist in Residence studio will be available for public viewing starting mid-November during gallery hours. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Presentations and workshops will be announced later.

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