The concept seems simple.
No Boundaries Art Colony is an experiment in cross-cultural and cross-creative exchange. For two weeks out of every year, participating artists are provided with the time, place, and means to create, uninhibited and alongside fellow artists on Bald Head Island, NC.
"No Boundaries had exceptional people. There were great affinities and relationships of friendship and understanding that even now surprise me. The working conditions were optimal and so were the results. In the end it was difficult for me to leave, and I consider my stay there a gift."
Inigo Navarro Davila (Spain)
The results are life-changing.
What happens during the two weeks is a case study in how art, music, education, food, and new friendships can fuse to impact the lives of the participants as well as the many students, volunteers, and community members who have the opportunity to interact with this exchange.
In addition to facilitating the residency, No Boundaries give back to the community through artist lectures at local schools and non-profits - like DREAMS of Wilmington. DREAMS students have the opportunity to visit the island and work with an artist to create inspiring murals for the Bald Head Island Conservancy, allowing these local children to experience the possibilities that art can afford them and their lives. At the conclusion of each residency, all work is exhibited in a gallery setting, exposing area residents and collectors to new artists and their creations.
"No Boundaries is not just an art residency, for me it has become family. Since I went there for the first time I have been counting days to be back again. This tiny island somewhere in the ocean has found a place in my heart forver."
Rusudan Khizanishvilli (Georgia)
A quick history lesson.
No Boundaries was founded by Wilmington artists Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin and Dick Roberts in 1998 to bring artists from around the world together to enlighten each other and the larger community through sharing art, culture and ideas. No Boundaries continues to be predominately run by artists who understand how important the gift of creative time is.
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