Art Ventures has launched their Visual Arts Residency Program. This seven-day residency provides dedicated time and space to advance creative practice, self-reflection, and learning something different everyday that enriches the artist’s capacity to create. The residency was offered to all of Art Ventures’ Represented Artists, with an application process requiring a description of their artistic practice and a proposal for a project to work on during the length of the stay, among work samples and other details.\nDonavon Brutus was selected for the first residency. He spent his time working on his Vrksasana series, which began in 2019 with Vrksasana Blossom. This explored the grace and power of a cherry blossom tree doing yoga. It combines Black, Indian, and Japanese cultures. Two other pieces have been created in this series: Vrksasana Willow, celebrating the variety in the human form, and Vrksasana Chill Oak, showing men doing yoga—something rarely captured in artistic expressions. Donavon Brutus will continue developing and adding to this series during the residency. See a recap of his experience here:\nhttps:\/\/www.facebook.com\/donavondb\/videos\/382520243829617\/\nDeadline for the July 2022 Visual Arts Residency Program Application is June 30, 2022.