Providence-based interdisciplinary artist May Babcock will relocate her studio practice to the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery as the Department of Art and Art History's 2019 artist in residence. During this period, Babcock will share her creative process with the Salve Regina community and incite new opportunities for learning and collaboration on campus.
Babcock's studio techniques combine hand papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, historical photography process and book-arts techniques, creating artwork that addresses place. She teaches and exhibits widely, blogs about papermaking at paperslurry.com, serves on the board of directors for Hand Papermaking Magazine, and is piloting Pawtucket Paper Center, a community papermaking studio.
Babcock will be working in the gallery during its regular hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.