In connection with its Visiting Artists Program, the Lunder Institute has developed a tool to facilitate networking between visiting artists and highly skilled craftspeople in Maine. The Makers’ Map is an interactive map that identifies and locates makers and craftspeople—woodworkers, metalworkers, potters, glassblowers, production studios, and the like—in Maine. This map provides an online network through which both visiting and local artists can find Maine-based material experts, builders, and workshops. This initiative supports creative collaboration and the Lunder Institute’s goals of promoting inquiry, expertise, and exploration in the field of American art. Spearheaded by Director of Artist Programs Daisy Desrosiers with the help of Colby students Briana Williams ’19 and Emmanuel Sogunle ’21, the Makers’ Map is an ongoing initiative with an ever-growing network.
Read an interview with Emmanuel about his work on the map here.