ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

This is the THREADcollection

Fueled by the power of art, our artists do more than inspire. They help us transform thinking into doing. Every single day.

NO.8 ANNE LABOVITZ

How does listening become a portrait?

We met an artist who paints with her ears. There was immediate trust. The conversations were open. Honest. The result was more than a painting. It was a reflection of us.

No. 7 WYNNE YELLAND AND PAUL NESETH

What do physics and conversation have in common?

We came together with unconventional architects to discuss how we really connect. Our conversation inspired them to concept an unexpected way to unite us, rooted in recycled wood, steel and 30’ of physics.

No. 6 TOM LIEBERMAN

Where do stories come from?

Sitting by the lake, we all connected, sharing personal stories with this amazing singer, songwriter and storyteller. From that, he wrote our song. This is our story.

No. 5 MICHAEL BOYD

What does 2,200 degrees feel like?

We partnered with a brilliant local glass artist, to create an illuminated blown glass installation. Or as he calls it—a drip light. See magic happen, finish to start.

No. 4 PARTY PEOPLE

What if we all were artists?

We all came together to create an amazing community art piece. Everyone was our 4th Artist in Residence.

No. 3 IMEN MCDONNELL

What does art taste like?

Sitting at our kitchen table with an Irish cook, farmer and author, we realized THREAD needed a unique way to raise a glass. A signature cocktail was born, inspired by her deep love of Irish culinary culture, pairing unexpected flavors with centuries-old techniques.

No. 2 TODD SYRING

What does sound look like?

We tapped into the curiosity of a local musician and composer. Together, fueled by a love of experimentation and exploration, we played with the power of sound, creating a piece to see, hear and feel.

No. 1 TRACY KRUMM

What does history look like?

To celebrate the history of our new neighborhood, we teamed up with McKnight Visual Arts Fellow and renowned textile artist who brought the roots of northeast to life through crocheting and blacksmithing.