Westport Artist in Residence Program to begin next month

May 12, 2021 | Beyond the Barways

The Westport Cultural Council is pleased to announce its first of three summer Artists in Residence Program. From June 7, 2021 to June 25th, visitors are welcome to stop by to see the artist at work at Westport Woods Conservation Park, located at 573 Adamsville Rd. Designated visiting hours to see the artist at work are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-1pm.
Roberley Bell creates sculpture and site-specific public projects that explore aspects of our environment by abstracting natural forms, appropriating manufactured objects and repurposing artifacts to craft fantastical landscapes. She is interested in the space where the artificial meets the real and with deconstructing notions of idealized views of nature. Bell strives to employ our imagination and our senses even as we are forced to examine our relationships with the spaces around us.

For the residency, Roberley will be creating an iteration of her work Locus Amoenus, which takes on notions of ecosystems and conservation with the artist’s customary playfulness. This new iteration will include a brilliantly painted ghost tree nestled with in a chain link house. Viewers will be asked to participate by contributing a story of a tree they remember. Memories will be written on colorful tags which will hang on the tree. 

Roberley Bell

Roberley Bell

Westport Artist in Residence

Walking As Learning To See

You are invited to participate in Roberley Bell’s artist workshops on June 18th and 19th.