Artist Kerianne Quick is Guest Speaker!
Her talk is called, “Unravel It: Finding Meaning Through Materials.”
Join us at the February meeting when award-winning artist and researcher Kerianne Quick shows us how the source of her material influences her craft. She’ll describe her ongoing project using the fleece of an unusual flock of sheep from the island of North Ronaldsay, the northernmost of the Orkney Isles in Scotland. This project has spanned six years and the fleece has already traveled over 10,000 miles.
Kerianne will describe her travels to the island, the unusual farming practices of the crofters and the milling process on the island. How will the project end up? She’s not sure yet, but we’ll hear about the possibilities she’s considering.
Kerianne Quick is currently Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University. She mixes traditional and digital craft processes with ethnographic and sociological research to explores craft, materials and culture and to consider how an object can contain meaning.
Kerianne’s work is included in major collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Stedelijk Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. It has been exhibited at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, the Salon del Mobile in Milan, and Design Week Amsterdam. To learn more, visit her website, https://sourcematters.wordpress.com.
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