Fourteen Miami-based artists stepped onto the snowy grounds of Anderson Ranch Arts Center at the beginning of February, unaware of but open to what the next five weeks immersed in the mountains would bring.
For many, the moment marked their first time seeing snow, the Rocky Mountains and the state of Colorado. For all of these visiting artists, going from 6 feet above sea level to more than 6,000 feet above sea level has opened doors for their practices, perspectives and creative processes.
The diverse group of artists are part of the 2022 Oolite Arts’ Home and Away travel residency program. Running from Feb. 2 to March 9, the five-week experience is recognized as one of the most prestigious artist residencies in the country.