StARTers Live! with Laura Marsh April 24

What does it mean to be an artist during this quarantine period? Beginning Tuesday April 21st we will talk about it with writers, architects, and visual artists from all over the world for StARTers Live, our new web series live every Tuesday and Friday on Facebook page of the Siena Art Institute!

Laura Marsh is an American textile artist with a social practice, who defines installations for viewer participation at institutions. Her spheres, banners, and weavings contain social mottos. From two generations of women who sew, she practices a do-it-yourself approach that is accessible and hands-on. Her desire to define spaces that are place-makers for others is a direct reaction to gentrification and class issues. In a nutshell, she regards her practice as multilayered and transformative, and she supports the activation of uncommon sites. She was an artist-in-residence at the Siena Art Institute in the summer of 2018.

Laura Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has exhibited nationally at venues including the Deering Estate and Dimensions Variable, Miami, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in NY. She is a current artist in residence at Mana Contemporary and the Director of Programming at Oolite Arts. 

The protagonists in the upcoming appointments for our StARTers Live broadcasts will be other artists well-known in Siena, who want to demonstrate their affection for our Tuscan city through their participation: Susan BarbourGabriel FeldAlexandros GeorgiouLisa Corinne DavisMagdalena MaslerzMikayel Ohanjanyan and many more!

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