EnergyXchange is a non profit organization that uses methane gas from the land fill it sit on. The gas is piped in from the field below. Following are photo's of two artist in residency. A three year residency is offered by review of a panel of judges. Artists from all over the USA apply and then a selection process narrows them down to to the selectees.
The idea was born of several companies that were ecologically concerned, joining together to find a way to use methane gas that is a by prouduct in land fills. The companies decided they wanted to use this energy in a way that would help sustain a community and bring artists into the areas. It has achieved both and been an active agent of change for the community.
|Pottery Artist in Residence|
They formulated a program that would offer three year residencies to artist that would work on site and teach classes. The program has been very successful. The two artists below are just finishing up their program. One is buying a house in the area and does not want to leave the area. She says the sense of community is so strong among the artists in the area.
|Potter's Studio sits along side Glass Studio and Plant Nursery Buildings|
|Glass blowing studio uses methane gas for hot shop|
|Glass Art from glass studio|
|Potter in residence|
|Finished work in the Potters Studio|