TIMA is developing its 1819 North Church building as a 4,000 square foot project space that serves as an extension of its artist residency, exhibition and workshop programs including performances, site-specific art installations, multi-media presentations, along with ground level working studio space. Below can be found photographs of the project space over the past two years as it has been used for installations and performances. Over the next year, a custom made Schlicker chamber organ (not a church organ), designed for solo and ensemble Renaissance and Baroque music and obtained from Brooklyn, New York, was recently installed in the rear addition of the building. The organ was originally built for an individual in New York City. Two architectural plans (floor plan of main sanctuary space and building profile) of the space prepared by architect, Carol Wilson, can also be found below.
Main sanctuary space of the North Church with 23 foot high vaulted ceiling and exceptional acoustics.
“Sardinia,” a large scale site specific installation in the main sanctuary space of the North Church by 2016 StudioWorks artist-in-residence, Janice Wright Cheney. The installation included sound, sculptural elements and projected imagery.
2016 Concert in the North Church Project Space by baroque quartet from New York City and Philadelphia. The quartet was in residence for a week before the performance.
“Undertow,” a large scale site specific installation by artist, Anna Hepler, that was fabricated at the North Church building’s ground floor and then installed in the main space in late July, 2016.
Marathon 24 hour reading of Moby Dick from Friday noon, September 30, through Saturday noon, October 1, 2016 in main space of the North Church Project Space with large scale art installation, “Undertow,” by artist, Anna Hepler.
Fabrication of “Forever,” a site specific installation, on ground floor of the North Church in 2016 by returning 2015 StudioWorks artist-in-residence, Alicia Eggert. Eight foot tall letters spelling out “Forever” were cut out of plywood, painted black, and then transported to the top of a small nearby island in Cobscook Bay and mounted on scaffolding for viewing.
Mozart at North Church quintet concert, August 12, 2017
“Forecast,” a large scale site specific installation by artists, Shoshannah White and Charley Young, that was developed at the North Church building’s ground floor and then installed in the main space above with an opening on August 18, 2017.
Timothy Smith, organ restorer and installer, beginning the restoration of the Schlicker organ, winter, 2018.
New Schlicker organ alcove and new performance platform under construction at North Church, winter, 2018.
Newly completed installation of custom made Schlicker chamber organ in North Church, July 1, 2018.
Floor plan for main sanctuary space of the North Church by architect Carol Wilson with assistance of Becca White.
Profile plan of the North Church by architect Carol Wilson with assistance of Becca White.