May 17 GUEST SPEAKER:
MO KELMAN SCULPTOR
Wed., May 17, 2017 at 7 pm
Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $10.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)
June 21, 2017
A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, sculptor Mo Kelman has taught at leading New England arts institutions and shown her work in more than 50 exhibitions across the United States and in Europe, Japan and Korea.
In her current work, Kelman dyes elastic fabric “skins” using her own innovations on a Japanese shibori method, stretches them over bamboo or wire structures and tethers them to the wall. She has exhibited at the Federal Reserve Art Gallery in Boston; Chazan Gallery in Providence; Providence College; the 1155 Avenue of the Americas Gallery in New York; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the British Crafts Center in London; the International Shibori Symposia in Nagoya, Japan and Hong Kong; the International Textile Symposium in Kyoto, Japan; and at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale and Heyri Art Factory in South Korea. She is a recipient of a 2012 Artist’s Fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
Kelman, who lives in Providence, is a professor of art at the Community College of Rhode Island and has taught classes and workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Snow Farm, Massachusetts College of Art and RISD. Kelman received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
The 6pm Pre-Meeting Program: Exhibiting Your Fiber Art
A panel of TSGNY members, Elaine Longtemps, Juliet Martin and Katherine Knauer, and moderated by Mary McFerran, will discuss their processes for exhibition of their fiber art. Topics will include setting goals, research, locating venues, slides, artist statements, networking, juried and invitational exhibits.
If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming 6:00pm Pre-Meeting Program, contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.