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Residencies

Residencies

Ghosts in the Sex Forest: The First LGBT Artist Residency Makes a Home on Fire Island

Scene from a discussion at the FIAR house on Fire Island.

Last summer, about halfway through the inaugural two-week long Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), a program exclusively for LGBT artists, locals from the island along with a few transplants from the city gathered at the house the group had rented on Cherry Grove. The range of guests included intrigued summer tourists, young artists, New York curators and a reporter from Fire Island’s local paper, wearing leather short shorts, a leather vest and not much else. Read More