Since September 2014 I have been an resident artist at CAC a unique artist center in the furtherest north part of Anne Arundel County, within a couple of football fields distance from the border of south Baltimore City, Maryland. Chesapeake Arts Center, http://www.chesapeakearts.org/
Just outside of my studio is an old woodworking shop full of 1990’s power tools. The shop will soon be transformed into a community makerspace with new light metal, updated wood and computer controlled fabrication tools; i.e., 3d printers, CNC routers, laser cuter, etc. The Bauhaus (1919-1933) had similar ideas about integrating fabrication skills and a broad understanding of materials and techniques that were part of an art students foundation. It is exciting to see all education moving in this direction – STEM / STEaM. The underpinnings of today’s movement is the new emphasis in cross disciplinary approaches to different kinds of problems.
The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius (1883–1969). Its core objective was a radical concept: to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts.
Frequent CAC updates will be posted as various projects unfold.
For more information please contact Stephen Bradley – steve.sbradley at gmail dot com