All That's Left Behind - 2019 Creative In Residence

Presented by The Center's 2019 Creative in Residence, Jeff Stein

All That’s Left Behind

A collection of world class artists coming together to create large-scale immersive art installations on The Center Campus. The Opening Celebration takes place on Saturday, June 8th with multiple art openings followed by a ticketed performance by Rising Appalachia.

Opening Celebration

Saturday, June 8th

6:30-8pm Exhibit openings in The Art Association Gallery, The Center Theater Gallery, and Courtyard

8pm: Rising Appalachia in The Center Theater(TICKETS)

Sunday, June 9th

Artist Talk: Art as Catalyst

Featuring Shrine, Aaron Taylor Kuffner, and Mia Dungeon

Location: The Center Theater Lobby

11:30am-1pm | Free and Open to the Public


Shrine: Expansion Towers

A collaboration with Aaron Taylor Kuffner and Mia Dungeon

Location: The Center Courtyard

Shrine is a multi-faceted artist who has been making work across disciplines for over 30 years. The richness of his practice comes from lovingly embracing the unknown, working with items discarded by humans all over the world, and the complete dedication to his immersive process. Shrine's work can be seen in countless countries on nearly all 7 continents.

While tending to create larger than life installations in public spaces, these works are often made up of smaller sculptures, paintings, and found objects that come together, transforming themselves into something even greater than the sum of their parts. His installations range from large outdoor pieces at major festivals, humanitarian work in multiple countries as well as being no stranger to the gallery world, including solo project spaces at Art Basel Miami, the Craft and Folk Art Museum and La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco.


Aaron Taylor Kuffner: The Gamelatron Gandaberunda

Location: The Art Association Gallery

Kuffner is a conceptual artist whose dynamic work reaches far outside conventional forms of representation and is uniquely attached to the idea of providing conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through experiences of beauty and the sublime. Gamelatrons draw on the thousand-year-old sonic tradition of Indonesia–Gamelan–and the emerging field of robotics to create magical, viscerally-powerful, site-specific performances, installations and stand-alone art works.


Mia Dungeon: Desert Bloom

Location: The Center Theater Gallery

A self-proclaimed Hermit Crab, Mia Dungeon lives and works out of her 1986 Toyota van. Navigating ever-changing landscapes, her work is a sponge to the constant influx of the vast visual stimuli innate to life on the road. The windshield of this 6’x8’ live/work space on wheels provides a viewing portal that frames her transient experiences that Mia translates into Surreal paintings. Her most recent series “Desert Bloom” was inspired by, and created in, Mia’s time spent in the Mojave Desert between Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and the West Coastline of Southern California. This series is infused with desert flora and fauna from the Saguaro Cacti, Date Palms, Golden Poppies, Greater Roadrunners, California Quail, and nights in natural mineral pools under the desert stars.


Rising Appalachia

June 8 at 8PM

Location: The Center Theater

TICKETS: $30-40 +processing fee

Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots and built its legion of listeners independently -- a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country. Their music has emerged out of the idea of taking the traditions of Southern music and rising out of them, creating different bridges between cultures and stories to make them feel alive and reflective of the times right now.


Jeff Stein

Passionately curious, inspired by non-genre bound creativity, and motivated by the power of art and experiences to create the opportunity for systemic change,” would be a good way to describe Jeff’s ambitions as a curator of cultural offerings.

Inspired early on by the art based performance gathering Bread And Puppet in Vermont, he felt the major impact that visceral art experiences can provide. Over the course of the next 20 years, he built production experience, created art focused spaces and parties, and has collaborated on art and music projects at festivals across the West Coast and Canada. He founded a production company, Nomadic Events, in Jackson, WY in 2007, that focuses on sharing a range of unique and diverse art and music events, with clients ranging from The North Face, Center for the Arts, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Arc’ Teryx, What The Festival, and the Bass Coast Project, in addition to, working with private clients. In 2015, he co-founded the Contour Music Festival in Jackson, WY which over the course of 3 days featured more than 80 multi-genre artists, ranging from live bands to DJ’s, dance performances, mural, gallery and physical installation artists, as well as, featured workshops. He can’t help but constantly be dreaming up new projects that await the proper catalyst.


About The Center's Creatives in Residence:

The Center's Creatives in Residence program provides support and space for visiting artists on The Center campus. The Center's 2018 Creative in Residence collaboration was with Jackson Hole Public Art who conceived of and produced the Pavilion Project designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects and built by multiple local builders. The 2017 Creatives in Residency, ‘Observatories’ curated by Matthew Day Jackson, Camille Obering, and Andy Kincaid.

The goal of the Creative in Residence program is to help create a vibrant campus and provide multidisciplinary experiences that engage community members and visitors.

For more information contact: oona@jhcenterforthearts.org


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