Sunday, June 25, 2017

Artist Talks

Artist talks are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company is available for purchase. Artists will present slides and discuss their work.

Aya Oki and Kelsey Magnuson

June 21, 5:30pm

Aya Oki

Originally from Osaka, Japan, Aya Oki completed her undergraduate and master's degree in glass under the supervision of Peter Ivy at the Aichi University of Education. She was awarded the Grants for Overseas Study by Young Artists from Pola Art Foundation and the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan. Aya attended California State University, San Bernardino before completing her MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been a fellow at Wheaton Arts in NJ and an artist in residence at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Aya's work has been published in American Craft Magazine. She currently lives and works in San Bernardino, CA.

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Kelsey Magnuson

Kelsey Magnuson discovered textiles while attending Warren Wilson College in Swannonoa, NC. She worked on the Fiber Arts Crew at Warren Wilson, and taught workshops to fellow students and faculty. In 2016, Kelsey was awarded Outstanding Student Award by the Surface Design Association. She was Head of Weaving at a small girls camp in Maine and spent four months traveling the country to perform puppet shows at elementary schools with Red Herring Puppets of Asheville. Kelsey is interested in natural dying and uses plants to produce color on some of her textiles to create pieces that are unique to the area where she's working.

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