Coming to an end…a short but sweet look at the week: Leipzig Residency - Part 6

By Krista Smith (MFA 2014)

The past couple of weeks here have flown by. Between painting, panting in our stifling rooms, and making quick escapes to the lake, we managed to put together a great end of summer show. We all crawled out of our studios to help clean and hang the work alongside Kristina and Mareika (interns of LIA) without any air-conditioning in a room I have now re-named “the easy bake oven”.

Tim is a master mopper, you should see his happy wiggle dance while he does this

One of the few precious fans that help relieve us

Alicia setting up her studio

Kristina curating the show
Cold beer and salad break with Barbara

Last minute touch ups

Shoeless Tim

After the set up, all of the artists from LIA headed for dinner with Anna where she described to us her first experiences in Leipzig here at the Spinnerei and how she came to start the LIA program.  Following this we opened our doors to start the show at seven o’clock where Anna caught us off guard with the amount of patrons who showed up and turned the spotlight on us to say a few words about our work.

Anna speaking about Kevin’s portrait of Tim

Alicia speaking about the differences in hair culture in Jamaica compared to Germany
Pretty much the theme of our time spent here
LIA guests
Our girl Hannah, she was the intern here last year

See you on the other side very soon!


On May 31, four Academy students arrived in Leipzig, Germany, to start a two-month residency hosted by the Leipzig International Art Programme. Alicia Brown, Tim Buckley, Krista Smith and Shangkai (Kevin) Yu (all members of the class of 2014) will share their experiences here throughout the summer!

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