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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 Alliance and is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council. Thank you!

The 2024 Bryn Du Artist in Residence program is sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation. Thank you for your support! 

Announcing our 2024 Artists

Winter: Calder Kamin, visual artist; Summer: Cherie Lee, visual artist; Fall: Gregory Mertl, composer

Welcome, Calder Kamin!

Artist in Residence - January - March, 2024

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Please join us in welcoming Artist, Calder Kamin! Throughout winter, Kamin will share her artistic talents and love for creating beauty from everything around us. Join us at her "Nature Never Wastes" workshops and artist professional development classes.

More About Calder

Artist, educator and advocate, Calder Kamin transforms trash into beautifully crafted creatures and opportunities to inspire others to be creative and courageous about the future. Nature’s endless ability to reuse and adapt motivates her to eliminate waste and reimagine it as art.

Calder's creative reuse art projects and public workshops have traveled to museums across the states including The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art American, The American Museum of Natural History, The Contemporary Austin, The i.d.e.a. Museum, and The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Plastic Planet, her 2016 solo exhibition at Women & Their Work, was supported by a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations Grant and the subject of an episode for the PBS series Arts In Context. She was the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art Truck Artist, the first AIR at the Beach Museum of Art, and Artist-in-Residence at Breck Create, Landmark Apartments, and the DoSeum, San Antonio’s Children’s Museum, which earned Calder's second Mid-America Artistic Innovations Grant for the culminating exhibition. from 2020-2023, Calder was a board member of Austin Creative Reuse, a non-profit that diverts community waste to artists, crafters, and educators as resources. She supports these centers wherever she travels. 

Her recent and upcoming exhibitions include Ivester Contemporary, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Presa House Gallery, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Webster University, The Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts, and The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. The City of Austin recently commissioned Calder's first permanent public art project for Mary Moore Searight Park. She will appear in the 2023 Craft in America episode PLAY on all PBS stations this fall and open her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at the Craft in America Center. 


She is a 2023 Resident Artist at SiNaCa Glass Studios, the Currier Museum of Art and Camp Stomping Ground. Calder holds a double Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute.  

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Join us for some of our upcoming free community events!


Nature Never Wastes Workshop: Upcycled Accessories

Thursday, January 17, 2024

Learn an essential technique for making your own jewelry! Calder will show the basics of wire wrapping to transform plastic toys and bits into pendants and keychains!

Time: 1 hour

Age: Teens and Adults

Seats are limited and you must pre-register.

Nature Never Wastes Workshop: Paper Mache Bouquet

Thursdays, January 25 and February 1, 2024

In this two day workshop (day 1 2 hours, day 2 2hours) participants will learn about Calder’s creative reuse practice and techniques for transforming trash. Participants will papier-mache a floral bouquet and return or take home to paint.

Age: 10+

Seats are limited and you must pre-register.

Artist Professional Development: The FUN in Fundraising

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Grants, Residencies, Fundraising, Crowdfunding, OH MY! There are so many ways to be creative about your income streams. Hear from artist, Calder Kamin, who has worked for the City of Austin, University of Texas, and Kansas City Art Institute supporting artists with their careers and businesses. 45 minute talk, 15 minute Q&A; 30 minutes for networking

Seats are limited and you must pre-register.

Artist Professional Development: Residency Applications Panel

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Are you an artist interested in an art residency? Discover your options, the different types of calls for artists, and how to decide which residency is right for you. Calder and Tara share best practices for applying to local and national residency opportunities. 

30 minute talk, 30 minutes panel Q&A

Seats are limited and you must pre-register.

Open Studio

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Artist Talk with Open Studio and Demonstration

Visit the studio of current artist-in-residence, Calder Kamin. Preview the works from her time in residency and watch as she turns waste into wonderful works of art. This interactive experience is open to the public during our Annual Bryn Du Art Show.

Nature Never Wastes Workshop: Conservation Conversation Pieces

Monday, March 25, 2024

Upcycle plastic bottle caps into adorable animal accessories!

Time: 1 hour

Age: 12+

Seats are limited and you must pre-register.

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Past 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

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Jennifer Hambrick

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.

For Artists of all Disciplines

Learn more about the Bryn Du Artist in Residence program, read the FAQ.

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