Michael Hudock, B10 & B11 | Harwood Art Center

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Michael Hudock, B10 & B11

Been a Harwood Studio Artist since: 1997
The urban environment inspires my work. 

Whether painting or photographing I am constantly drawn to surface. I am moved by objects, parts of objects, buildings, walls with history, and surfaces that have been affected by the elements over time. In the studio I brush and trowel paint, and over days or weeks these applications of paint slowly develop texture and depth. Colors peek through from underneath; top layers become scratched or sanded away to reveal paint that was applied months before. New layers cover up what was done earlier. Scratches in one layer never completely disappear even when they are painted over and so remain as a quiet and subtle mark, hinted at but barely visible.

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Richard Goulis

Former Harwood Employee

In 1992, I answered a HELP WANTED ad for substitute teachers at Escuela del Sol Montessori. There I met Friedje, who astutely noticed I had some experience in organizing artists and arts organizations. I began searching for interested artists and set out creating art workshops for the community. We soon began offering about 30 workshops, in everything from pinhole photography, drawing, performance art, to ceramics, mask making, video production and more.  After this successful summer session, I was offered a managerial position and began to see what could come of the newly minted “Harwood Art Center.”  After about one year we had 65 amazing artists in the studios, with a growing waiting list of well over 50 people, a working performance space, dance floor and darkroom, various gallery spaces, as well as classes just about every night of the week.

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