Happy Summer! I wanted to write to remind you that Lighthouse Works is hosting artist and chef Leon Johnson on Fishers Island this weekend as part of our Visiting Artist Program. Leon, has been invited to help us envision a community facing extension of our kitchen program at Lighthouse Works and will be presenting his work at an artist talk on Monday, July 2 at 11am. It should be an interesting talk. I hope you can join us!
Leon Johnson was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and left for the United States in 1979. Johnson conceives, researches, designs and produces intermedia communications and events. These events include performances and interactive spectacles in multiple mediums, including installations, performance, video, and photography. Johnson is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Painting and a Yaddo Fellowship, and he won both the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Williams Fellowship for Distinguished Interdisciplinary Teaching at the University of Oregon. He lives in Detroit and was the 2014 Martha Daniel Newell Distinguished Scholar at Georgia College, a Bemis Center Fellow, and a Kresge Fellow in Film & Theater for 2015. He was a recently in residence at the Wassaic Project in upstate NY, and published a book for the Project in early 2017, in collaboration with Audra Wolowiec.