Artist in Residence Installation on May 3-14, 2022

Taylor Paige Prentiss, a Visual and Public Art (VPA) senior at California State University, Monterey Bay, has been selected to be the 2022 Artist in Residence (AIR) at the Monterey Regional Waste Management (MRWMD). The AIR Program is a partnership between MRWMD, CSUMB’s VPA department and the Last Chance Mercantile. Since 2016, student artists from CSUMB are selected for a fellowship at MRWMD. The artists work in the yard at Last Chance Mercantile. While on-site, they salvage for discarded materials in the store as well as the Materials Recovery Facility that processes the community’s recyclable items. Their discoveries are then upcycled into meaningful art.

Paige will present her project, “Home: The Things We Carry”, at a special installation from May 3-14 at Last Chance Mercantile, located at the MRWMD, 14201 Del Monte Avenue, north of Marina, in unincorporated Monterey County. The installation can be viewed during store hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to a reception and meet-and-greet on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Paige will exhibit, discuss her work, and answer questions.

Taylor Paige Prentiss is a mixed media artist from Los Angeles. Her mediums include sculpture, illustration, digital art and photography. She will graduate with a B.A. in Visual and Public Art from CSUMB this May.

Artist in Residence Invitation

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