Artist Elliott Katz Is New Shop Manager at Burlington’s Generator

By June 12, 2018News

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Artist Elliott Katz Is New Shop Manager at Burlington’s Generator

POSTED BY  ON FRI, JUN 8, 2018 AT 3:24 PM

On Thursday afternoon, Generator announced the newest addition to its team:  Elliott Katz, who will be the new shop operations manager. Katz is an artist who previously worked as an adjunct professor and sculpture technician at the University of Hartford and managed the Seven Below Arts Initiativeresidency — a collaboration between Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Burlington City Arts that ended last year.

That gig also brought Katz into contact with then-BCA curator and current Generator director Christopher Thompson. Additionally, Thompson included Katz in the BCA show “Human = Landscape” in 2009. Thompson was the chief curator at BCA from 2008 to 2012, and joined Generator in August last year.

In a recent phone interview, Katz said he’s excited to get started in the Generator shop facilities, which currently include basic wood and metalworking.

“Everything needs a deep reordering and cleaning,” he said. After that, he plans to build out the forge and add a foundry — a facility for melting and shaping metal.

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