Help support the new MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency Fund at Red Lodge Clay Center

The "MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency Fund" will support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit, a sense of community engagement, and with the intent to DO GOOD with their creativity and skill. The residency will be housed in the studio of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT where residents artists will have the opportunity to work in a first-class facility for one month. Their project will also receive international attention through the Red Lodge Clay Center website.

Here are a few social practice projects and articles that underscore the spirit of the MJ Wood Residency. They help define the currently trending term "social practice" and show the power art can have to create positive change in the community.

Bowls Around Town
Outside the Citadel
The work of Sharon Kallis
Puppets N People

Michael Hutton and Jill Foote-Hutton have committed to an annual contribution of $450 to underwrite a one month short-term residency at Red Lodge Clay Center, but would like to see this opportunity take root and grow into an endowment. To achieve this goal they have created an account to accept donations at any level, in memory of Jill's maternal grandmother, Marguerite Joyce Wood, who set forth the intention of DOING GOOD in all her children. Joy was always engaged in learning or executing a new craft, for several years she ran a small ceramic shop in Missouri, and she always had space at her table for an extra friend.

The MJ Wood fund has an Indiegogo campaign with lots of interesting rewards for donating to the cause. Click here to check out their campaign on Indiegogo or if you would like to send a donation, at any level, send a check or money order to:

Altana Federal Credit Union
ATTN: MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency Fund
PO Box 1188
Red Lodge, MT 59068

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