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Claire Kennedy

Claire Kennedy

Claire Kennedy, originally from the Cincinnati area, is a painter and educator who currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas. While staying at Azule, Claire drew inspiration from the surrounding nature, spiral motifs, and the prevalent blue hues of the property.

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Andrew Oda

Andrew Oda

Andrew Oda is a Charlottesville, VA based musician and sound design artist. He creates electro-acoustic music, a mix of abstract sound synthesis combined with acoustic instruments and field recordings.

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Sharman Egan

Sharman Egan

Sharman Egan is a creative nonfiction writer with a particular interest in memoirs and true crime. She recently spent time at Azule researching and completing the manuscript for her upcoming novel “The Devil Always Walks with a Dog.”

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Shanley Smith

Shanley Smith

Shanley Smith is a hybridized writer and fiber artist who shares her time between Lake Michigan and the Piedmont Triad region. Through her writing, she explores the queer and the tamed in nature, spirituality, desires, and gender.

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Amit Ben-Baruch

Amit Ben-Baruch

Amit Ben-Baruch is a painter and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY, who works as a tattoo artist in the city. Amit spent their time at Azule “scaling up” their work, allowing the vastness of the environment as a counterpoint to the bustling urban backdrop where they typically practice their craft.

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Hava Liebowitz

Hava Liebowitz

Hava Liebowitz is a multidisciplinary fiber-based artist. Her time in residence at Azule was her first artist residency, and she generously shares about her current projects.

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M. Kobe

M. Kobe

M. Kobe is a multidisciplinary artist working with repurposed materials or found natural materials. They share several works in progress inspired by their writing and the night sky in Hot Springs.

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Jeffery Renard Allen

Jeffery Renard Allen

Prolific author, Jeffery Renard Allen, discusses the most influential writers on his work, his most challenging project, and the themes of mental health and fluidity in his work.

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