Art professor Carol Hodson has been named artist in residence for the Richard Cabe Artist Residency Program/Terraphilia under the auspices of the Colorado Art Ranch, a nomadic arts organization, founded on the belief that the arts are catalysts for change.
Hodson will spend three weeks in Salida, Colo., working in a guest cottage and Cabe’s studio pursuing projects that reflect Cabe’s interest in rekindling terraphilia, a word he and nature writer Susan Tweit coined, defined as “an intrinsic affection for and connection to the earth and its community of lives.”
The Colorado Art Ranch nurtures the creative spirit in beautiful, secluded and supportive environments throughout Colorado. Artist Residencies are located in donated or rented space in selected towns of rural Colorado. The landscapes of Colorado — open meadows, rock outcroppings and mountain views — inspire artists at a visceral level. The simplicity of the setting is a dramatic foil for the residents’ struggle to express complex ideas.