2015 Artists in Residence
2015 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence
Cameron Carpenter · Goldie Hawn · JR
Cameron Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music. His repertoire is probably the most diverse of any organist. He regularly appears as a soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, usually performing with his International Touring Organ—a digital organ designed in conjunction with master organ makers Marshall & Ogletree. Carpenter studied at Juilliard and received a master’s degree in 2006. His first album, Revolutionary, was nominated for a Grammy.
Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award–winning actress, a producer and director, a best-selling author, and children’s advocate.She was a regular performer on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and has starred in such films as Private Benjamin, Overboard, Death Becomes Her, and The First Wives’ Club. In 2003 she founded The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives. She is the author of A Lotus Grows in the Mud and Ten Mindful Minutes.
JR exhibits freely in the streets, mixes in his work Art and Act and raising questions about commitment, freedom, identity, and limit. His 2006 Portrait of a Generation, photos of suburban “thugs” that he posted, in huge formats, in the bourgeois districts of Paris, went from being illegal to “official,” when the Paris City Hall wrapped its building with the photos. His 2007 collaboration Face 2 Face was the biggest illegal exhibition ever, posting giant pictures of Israelis and Palestinians face to face in eight cities on both sides of the Separation barrier. Other projects include Women Are Heroes, The Wrinkles of the City, Unframed—Ellis Island as well as the the short films “Les Bosquets” and “Ellis.”