Artists in residence

Previous Artists

Green Box’s residency program kicked off in 2020 and each artist makes a lasting impact in our community.  

Emily McDaniel - GBA Four Orbits BW Photo
photo by artists in front of Four Orbits by Charles O. Perry
Alexandra Lockhart & Emily McDaniel

Creative partners Alexandra Lockhart and Emily McDaniel reunited at Green Box for a 2021 dance residency. Over the next 4 weeks, they worked on new choreography project and connected with community partners, with masterclasses at the Dance Alliance of the Pikes Peak Region, UCCS, and Manitou Springs High School. Both are graduates of SUNY Purchase.

Shelton Walsmith
Sommer Browning

Holding degrees in philosophy and poetry, Sommer Browning is Denver-based poet, visual artist, and performer. Her 2021 Green Box residency explored the creative process while interacting with the local community.  While in-residence, she taught a poetry workshop at Ute Pass Elementary School and gave an evening performance under the Farm Stand with her jokes, and readings of poetry and prose.

DNA – Denys Drozdyuk & Antonina Skobina

World champion ballroom dancers Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina’s 2021 Green Box Residency investigated new sides of their art form and gave them the time and space to develop fresh choreography. Based in New York City, the pair strives to innovate Ballroom Dance by incorporating other dance styles. Their residency explored new ways to present ballroom dance while taking in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls. DNA was Green Box’s first duo residency.

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Irby Pace

Irby Pace activates the physical voids of his surroundings using colored clouds of smoke. Shooting on location, his process is highly susceptible to the elements; natural light and wind play a pivotal role in capturing these decisive moments in real time. Irby’s 2021 Green Box residency helped him expand in production and quality of his photography and illustration works.

Chad Mount

From the highest mountain to lowest ocean, technology offers a new view of an ancient world. During his Artist in Residence stay in Green Mountain Falls, Mount explored concepts involving the marriage of “bleeding-edge” and analog technologies to layer texture, light, and sound across the natural world, using nature and the Colorado Rockies as a canvas. Chad Mount was Green Box’s first artist residency in 2020.


Chad Mount was featured in episode 2 of Happy Hour with Chris and LarryWatch Here!