Houston, we have a problem …

Beware, there is a space cowboy on Wormhole road! The good news is that he is not hostile, on the contrary, he is very friendly and peaceful. His name is Chad Stayrook and he’s from New York. Chad is an installation artist and a science fiction fan. In his art, he mostly deals with cosmic topics using drawings, videos, and installation.  In addition to this, Chad co-directs the artist-run gallery, “Present Company”, in Brooklyn.

That said, if you now have the desire to see the far side of the Moon and to talk about space topics with the artist, then you are welcome tomorrow, Saturday, August 18 from 17:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day of the Copper Leg Residency, at the Rae schoolhouse on Wormhole road.

Artist webpage: https://www.chadstayrook.com

Gallery Present Company: https://www.present-co.com

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259155561363385

Open Doors Day / Chad Stayrook art piece presentation

Saturday 18.08
17:00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency

Chad Stayrook
18:00 Video screenings
19:00 Presentation of artwork

Saturday, August 18th
From 17:00 – 20:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings, including the work of our current artist in residence, Chad Stayrook. At 18:00, Chad will screen a series of short films and at 19:00 he will unveil his new installation built during his time in residence and installed in the Rae Schoolhouse courtyard. Chad Stayrook is an American installation artist living and working in New York.

Also on view will be works of past Copper Leg Residency artists including: outside objects from the members of Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham.

Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 18.08.2018

The keyword is “Moon landing”!

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

Windchasers on Wormhole road …

It is said that each end is a new beginning. So, a new start will happen with the piano which was destined for disposal. It has been waiting for its moment in the Copper Leg Residency garage throughout the long winter. This hardworking but tired musical instrument will be brought into focus with the help of our new resident, sound artist Simon Whetham from Bristol, England. The focus of his work is to open and to make heard the sound potentials which are existing in the room or in the environment, through a performative presentation or through an installation activity.

Simon has worked extensively in international cooperation with dancers, musicians, visual and video artists. In addition, he has published his musical compositions on various sound media and has previously participated in the Mooste Guest Studio (MoKS) program in Estonia. In general, his lifestyle is a progression from one residency to another and this has been going on for 7 years now.

So, if you are getting tired of life around the football World Cup, it’s time to get some fresh air and come on Saturday 07.07 from 15:00 – 18:00 to the Open Doors Day of the Copper Leg Art Residency, where you can meet with Simon Whetham and his creations.
If the weather allows enough sun and/or wind, then the piano can certainly be heard making sounds. In any case, the artist will finish the day with a sound experience.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/462692057485519/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iqo3zu7Xmuj
Simon Whetham website: www.simonwhetham.co.uk
Bandcamp: https://simonwhetham.bandcamp.com/music

Open Doors Day / Simon Whetham art piece presentation

Saturday 07.07
15:00 – 18:00
Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency

Simon Whetham
16:00 Presentation of artwork
17:30 Sound performance

Saturday 7th July
From 15:30 to 18:00, guests can explore residency space & its doings. At 16:00 we will open a new installation at the Rae Schoolhouse courtyard, by author Simon Whetham, a sound artist in our residency from Bristol, England. In addition, you can see the works of other authors who have been in the Copper Leg Residency. Outside objects from the members of the Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza and Shiskin – Hokusai. Open Doors Day will conclude with Simon Whetham’s sound performance from 17:30 to 18:00 at Rae Schoolhouse.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 07.07.2018

The keyword is “Jamie Oliver”!

http://copperleg.rae.ee

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

Not all roads lead to Rome!

Yes, that’s right, some of them bring to Copper Leg as well. We are pleased to introduce two new artists in our residency! Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, two artists from Rome, Italy. They both have been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and have become best friends a long time ago.

Currently, Federica conducts her MA degree in the Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is attracted to working with metal, its special features, molding complexity and material resistance. Giulia mainly deals with drawing and installation, and her favorite materials to experiment with are fabric and embroidery. Giulia had the first personal exhibition in EKA Gallery this January, which is an important milestone in the life of a young artist.

Now, however, these two great Italian ladies have taken the initiative to unite their forces in Copper Leg Residency. In cooperation, a work of art will be born in the Rae Schoolhouse’s courtyard. It will be a game with texture, geometric and organic shapes, and the main material is a metal mesh. How all this comes out, you can see today on Copper Leg Residency Open Doors Day starting at 15:30.

You are welcome to Visit Copper Leg Residency today, 09/06/2018, between 15:30 and 18:30.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/551030408623858/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iqo3zu7Xmuj

Giulia Lanza website: https://www.giulialanza.com/

Federica Cogliandro instagram: https://www.instagram.com/federicacogliandro_studio/

 

Open Doors Day / Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza art piece presentation

09.06 / 15:30
Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza art piece presentation

09.06 / 15:30 – 18:30
Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency

On Saturday, June 9th, at 15:30, the presentation of the work of Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza will take place and later Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency will follow. From 15:30 to 18:30 the visitors can discover residency space & its doings. There are also two new residents, metal artist Federica Cogliandro and textile artist Giulia Lanza, from Rome, Italy.

We invite you to the presentation of a joint art piece by Federica and Giulia, come to meet artists, and take a part of Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency. You are welcome to Rae Schoolhouse on Wormhole road, Copper Leg village, Rae parish (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala küla, Rae vald).

The keyword is “Pasta”!

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

We are hit by the breeze, from Central Asia or maybe from California.

We do not know exactly where the breeze came, but It’s warm at least! Now let’s give warm welcome to our next Artist in Copper Leg residency. Tara Catherine Pandeya is a California-based second-generation dancer, who is a specialist of Central Asian traditional dance. Tara has been dancing on well-known Cirque du Soleil stage as a principal dancer in show “Dralion” which toured 5 continents, 170 cities and 1,500 performances in 4.5 years. In 2015, she became the first Westerner to perform in the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. The list of her accomplishments is too long to write it all out here. Better come to meet her today (12.05.2018) on Copper Leg Open Doors Day from 15.00 – 18.00 and later stay to see her dance performance in Rae Schoolhouse.

Everything about Tara seems to be significant, but the most significant fact is that she has a grandmother who is 100 years old and despite the honorable age, she is using Facebook, driving a car by herself and helping much younger people to get to the doctor’s appointment. That’s something significant, I would say! Vital granny vs. the Estonian Republic! Long live for both!

Tara homepage: https://taradances.weebly.com

Dance performances & Open Doors Day

Saturday 12th May at Rae Schoolhouse (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja küla, Rae vald)

15:00 – 18.00 Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency
18:00 – 18:20 Tara Pandeya dance performance
18:30 – 19.15 Outi Valanto dance performance

From 15:00 to 18:00 the visitors can discover residency space & its doings.

Although international dance month has just passed, we will continue with the theme of dance at the Copper Leg Residency. Following Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Residency, two dance performances will be held by our artists in residence, starting at 18:00. Program one will be given by Tara Catherine Pandeya, a California-based dancer, who is a specialist of Central Asian traditional dance. Program two will be performed by Finnish dancer Outi Elena Valanto, a former longtime resident of Vienna who works primarily through the medium of contemporary dance. The evening will conclude with an audience-participatory traditional circle-based folk dance from Afghanistan lead by Tara! Cake and cookies will be offered to the audience, along with local Estonian honey products. Come enjoy this sweet dance experience and get better acquainted with our artists in residence!

You are welcome to Rae Schoolhouse on Wormhole road, Copper Leg village, Rae parish (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala küla, Rae vald)

Residency website: http://copperleg.rae.ee/
Location: https://www.google.ee/maps/place/Rae+koolimaja/@59.3572062,24.9512716,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x4692e912985047bf:0x26ca84c802eb8083!2sCopper+Leg+Artist+Residency!8m2!3d59.357281!4d24.9533436!3m4!1s0x4692e912995dd701:0x47e7a85b447e9958!8m2!3d59.3572062!4d24.9534656

Tara website: https://taradances.weebly.com/
Outi website: https://outielena.wixsite.com/mysite

 

Every heartbeat is for dance!

Let us greet the next artist in Copper Leg Residency! Outi Elena Valanto is a contemporary dancer born in Finland, she has been living and working many years in Vienna, Austria, but for now, she plans a move to Köln, Germany. Outi has been studying contemporary dance in Finland, Germany, and Austria. This year she starts her Master’s degree studies in the Netherlands.

During her stay in Copper Leg Residency, she has been participating in a public dance project at the festival “Deutscher Frühling”, organized German embassy and Goethe Institute, also she has been taking part of a dance workshop during dance week in Viljandi Culture Academy. Now she is preparing for her own contemporary dance workshop in Rae Cultural Center at May 5th and solo performance in Copper Leg Residency studio room in Rae Schoolhouse on May 12th. Do not hesitate to take part and be there!

What else? So Outi Elena is an energic person, also very communicative and she has a mostly good mood for some reason! She is a true believer in the dance and probably she is right, dancing seems to make her dopamine levels high! Go for it Outi Elena Valanto! Every heartbeat is for dance!

Oops, we almost forgot, happy name day to you Outi!

 

Outi webpage: https://outielena.wixsite.com/mysite

Today we have a laundry day!

Tomorrow is cleaning day. The day after tomorrow we will open the exhibition in the Rae Schoolhouse and the doors of the Copper Leg Residency for visitors. But that’s not what we wanted to talk about!

In fact, we would like to introduce the next artist in Copper Leg Art Residency. His name is Kåre Holgerson. A versatile artist, printmaker and first-rate art teacher from Kalmar, Sweden.

As for now, he has an exhibition in Pärnu City Gallery and has been giving an excellent photopolymer workshop in Copper Leg last weekend. You know what we are talking about if you visited the workshop.

Kåre is a good communicator and a socially active person, someone who does not find it too much to ache heart about other peoples worries and to help wherever it is possible. In addition, he arranges the work of the Kulturmagasinet, Arts Center in Berkvara and is also one of the founders of this institution.

We are waiting for you on Sunday, April 15 to visit Copper Leg Residency starting at 14:00. Come and say hello to Kare!

PS. There will be soup as well!

Kåre webpage: http://www.holgerson.se/

Location of event:
https://www.google.ee/maps/place/Rae+koolimaja/@59.3572062,24.9512769,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4692e912995dd701:0x47e7a85b447e9958!8m2!3d59.3572062!4d24.9534655