Jim Higgins (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) introduced that 5 artists, together with Ck Ledesma, from Puerto Rico, and Nirmal Raja, have received southeastern Wisconsin’s prestigious prize for particular person artists, the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship.
Higgins explains:The Nohl fund provides two established artists $20,000 and three rising artists $10,000 every to create new work or full work in progress. The funds, given in reminiscence of the late artist Nohl, are unrestricted. The 18th annual competitors drew 151 candidates. The 5 winners, all primarily based in Milwaukee, will take part in a future Haggerty Museum of Artwork exhibit.
Right here is extra on Ck LEDESMA (from Group Journal):
Ck Ledesma is a transdisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, residing within the diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their socially engaged apply is centered on the intersections of historical past, place, experiences, neighborhood, and the way these affect the creation of our identification(ies). Most just lately they’ve been exploring the legacies of slavery and colonization inside Afro-Caribbean meals programs, in addition to the consequences they’ve had on the formation of Afro-Caribbean cultures.
Ledesma is the co-founder of Cosecha Artistic Area, served because the Cesar Chavez Drive Artist-in-Residence and the Milwaukee Public Library, Mitchell Avenue department Artist-in-Residence. Current exhibitions embrace 2 Productions at Reginald Baylor Studios and From the Coronary heart on the Racine Artwork Museum. Their public artwork items will be discovered on the Milwaukee County Courtroom Home, Woodland Sample E book Heart, and the Milwaukee Public Library.
For full article, see https://www.jsonline.com/story/leisure/arts/2020/12/09/2020-nohl-fellowship-winners-include-artists-nirmal-raja-ck-ledesma/6481033002
2020 Mary L. Nohl Fellowships for particular person artists awarded
Milwaukee Group Journal, December 9, 2020
[Shown above: a detail from CK’s Proyecto Conbif.]