Bryn Du's Artist in Residence Program
Bryn Du is excited to bring a year-round Artist in Residence program to the community. Watch for ways to engage with and learn from artists of various disciplines throughout the year!
The Bryn Du Commission is a proud member of the Artist Communities Aliance and is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council. Thank you!
The 2022 Bryn Du Artist in Residence program is sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Welcome, Kong Ho!
Artist in Residence - June & July 2022
Mr. Ho is a visual artist from Bradford, Pennsylvania who earned a MFA in painting and drawing at Texas Tech University. Since then, he taught as art professor and practicing artist at several universities, including USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry, University of Southern California and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Brunei Darussalam, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Hong Kong Baptist University, and University of Hong Kong. Ho has received several fellowships, including Visiting Research Fellowship; Fulbright U.S. Scholarship, taught mural painting at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, for 5 months; VSA Arts Teaching Artist Fellowship; Hong Kong Baptist University Fellowship; Sasakawa Fellowship; International VSA arts Festival Fellowship; and Fellowship for Artistic Development. Always looking for new opportunities to inform the public of the educational and cultural value of community murals, he founded the Hong Kong Mural Society in 1997. After that, he has organized and painted numerous school and community murals in the past 23 years.
In addition to his mural art, his representational-imaginative paintings have been exhibited in 16 solo exhibitions and more than 120 international and national exhibitions including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong. His art work has been exhibited in venues such as the United Nations Headquarters, Chelsea Art Museum and American Council for the Arts Exhibition Space in New York City; World Bank Art Gallery and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC; the US Ambassadors' Residences in Macedonia; Clymer Museum and Gallery in Washington; Amarillo Museum of Art and Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in Texas; Fine Arts Museums in New Mexico; Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg; San Diego Museum of Art and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in California; Sunny Art Center in London; Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Canada; Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin; Atelier Montez in Rome; National Academy of Art and New Bulgarian University in Bulgaria; Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and Peking Museum of Art in China, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, National Institute of Education Art Gallery in Singapore, Poh-Chang Academy of Arts in Thailand, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art in Hong Kong. Moreover, Ho has participated in several residency programs, including Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts in Canada, Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, Bethany Arts Community in New York, Soaring Gardens in Pennsylvania, I-Park in Connecticut and British Council in Hong Kong. Mr. Ho is also the author of two published books, Larger Than Life: Mural Dreamscapes and A Stroke in Time: An Artist's Memoir of Kong Ho, and multiple research papers.
Mr. Ho's residency is sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation.
How to engage with the Bryn Du Artist in Residence!
Events are free, open to the public and family-friendly unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 6, 7-8pm: Artist Talk and Reception at the Bryn Du Mansion
Friday, June 24, 12:30-2:30pm and July 15, 12:30-2:30pm: Open Studio Hours in the Artist in Residence studio. All are welcome to come to observe Mr. Ho painting and chat with him about his process.
Tuesday, July 19, 5-7pm: End-of-Residency Art Exhibit in the Bryn Du Art Center's Eddie Wolfe Gallery. All are welcome to view Mr. Ho's works. Art will be for sale. Come for the gallery show; stay for the Concert on the Green that evening!
Past & Upcoming Artists in Residence at Bryn Du
Congratulations to the 2022 Artists in Residence!
Rachel Clarke (IA), cyanotype & lumen print photography
Kong Ho (PA), acrylic painting
Angelina Strosahl (CA), novelist
Poet, musician, photographer, on-air radio personality - Fall 2019
While in residence at Bryn Du, Ms. Hambrick worked on her poetry while engaging the community through various activites: "Words & Music" - a performance with ETHEL and Denison student composers, a poetry reading and open mic night, "Jazz Haiku" cabaret night, "Haiku Rocks!" at the Granville Public Library, and poetry workshops at Granville High School and Middle School. Ms. Hambrick was Bryn Du's inaugural Artist in Residence chosen from an invitation-only application process.
Residency supported by the Ohio Arts Council.