Four NUarts Studios & Gallery artists ~ Laura Didyk, Caroline Kelley, Peggy Morse, and Sally Tiska Rice ~ participated in this year’s social media challenge known as #The100DayProject. Each artist chose a specific creative focus and posted new work daily for 100 consecutive days. This year markedthe fifth year of this amazing project as a “free global art event that anyone can participate in.” The project has exceeded over one million posts at #The100DayProject on Instagram.
NUarts Studios & Gallery highlighted these 100 Day Project artists and hosted a 100-Day Project Global Meetup during FFAW on Sept 7. Included in the meetup was an exhibition of regional 100 Day Project Guest Artists:
- Julian Rocca
- Jamie Badore
- Richard Peck
- Kira Smith
- Julia Is
Caroline Kelley has always been fascinated and enchanted by trees so she chose to draw a tree everyday for her project. It’s led to an exploration of sinewy tree trunks and graceful branches, and drawings of trees that are sometimes realistic and sometimes fantastical.
This is my third year participating and it’s been one of the most formative, difficult, and rewarding things I’ve done as a creative person. At the end of each project, I have a huge, new, surprising body of work, and I’ve improved and grown as an artist in ways that keep revealing themselves. ~ Laura Didyk
When the 100 Day Project was discussed at a NUarts meeting, I thought, “This might encourage me to get my creative groove back by posting works in progress, a little at a time, on Instagram. It has been a tough couple of years as I continue to heal from a spinal injury that has left me partially paralyzed. The 100 Day Project has been a great asset in getting my creative juices flowing again.” ~Sally Tiska Rice