Our Artist-in-Residence programs trade on our power of place, welcoming artists from around the corner and around the world to Denmark. We are pleased to welcome the following artists to our community this summer. Stop in and say Hi!


(In residence 5/1/14 – 8/31/14)

Since its formation in 2013 by choreographers Cookie Harrist, Delaney McDonough and Caity Richards, Hio Ridge Dance has crafted a plethora of original performance works, paintings, sculptures, music, and photographs. Far more important than the work itself is the lifestyle developed in the house: cleaning, cooking, painting, dancing… all is research for developing artwork. 


(In residence July 28 – August 3)

A printmaker and artist, and 2013 MFA graduate of the Maine College of Art, Pilar Nadal’s work explores the depth and breadth of printmaking, both from within her studio in Portland, and on the back of the bicycle that transports Ms. Nadal’s Tired Press, a roving printshop-on-wheels that will be featured at this year’s Dam Jam.


(SOMETHING ROTTEN Artist-In-Residence August 11-31)


Toni Jo Coppa has been making art for twenty years. Her numerous exhibitions include Drawing Connections at the Sienna Art Institute in Sienna, Italy, Trajectory at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine and Skowhegan’s Alumni Exhibition & Auction in the Knoedler Gallery in NYC. Coppa was honored with the William and Marguerite Zorach Fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1997. She also was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend, as well as a grant from the Puffin Foundation. She lives and works in Portland, Maine.


(In residence August 13-31)

Gracing the DAC for a second time, Brent Arnold is a cellist and composer with a wildly unorthodox approach, using amplification, guitar-like fingerpicking, electronics, and elements of Arabic, Persian, and African music.  He composed the cello music for Louis C.K.’s tv show Louie, and has worked with Reggie Watts, Kristin Hersh, DJ/Rupture, Eyvind Kang, Modest Mouse, Jherek Bischoff, Dave Malloy, Amanda Palmer, Death in Vegas, and many more.   Brent studied the cello with Walter Gray of theKronos Quartet and legendary jazz violinistMichael White. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.