Date Wed., November 14, 2018 at 7pm
Pre-meeting conversations begin at 6pm
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.)
Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.
The 6pm Pre-Meeting:
ERGONOMICS FOR ARTISTS
Tips for Keeping Our (Arty) Bodies Healthy:
Wrist aches? Back aches? More? Join the conversation and hear how others are dealing with the ergonomics of working in the studio!
See you there! 6pm
If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming pre-meeting program contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.
Dec. 19: Chunghie Lee
Jan. 16: to be announced
Feb. 20: Ann Slavit
March 20: Andrea Feeser
April 17: Channing Hansen
May 15: Carol Shaw Sutton
June 19: Annual Members’ Show
(free admission in June for all !)
GUEST SPEAKER: JO STEALEY
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 * 7PM
Josephine Stealey is a nationally recognized artist who is particularly prominent in the contemporary basketry movement and a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri. She is known for work that ranges from sculptural objects and artist books to mixed media installations. She has exhibited widely in more than 300 national and international exhibitions that span a forty-year career. Her work is in many private and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Stealey has contributed articles to Surface Design Journal and Fiberarts as well as the National Basketry Organization's Quarterly Review Magazine. She teaches workshops across the country and curates exhibitions. She has served as a juror for exhibitions including Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America, which is traveling nationally and also co-edited the scholarly catalog for that exhibition.
She lectures on contemporary American basketry at national and international conferences.
After leading the University of Missouri Fiber program for over thirty years, Stealey currently serves as the founding director of the School of Visual Studies at MU. In her presentation for TSGNY, she will discuss the serendipity, magic, and metamorphosis of her role as artist, mentor and researcher.