Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm
Broward College’s North Campus expands on its inaugural Artist Talk series with a new 2013-2014 lineup of some of South Florida’s most groundbreaking locally and internationally acclaimed visual artists. Each of the speakers will present the concepts and aesthetics within their respective bodies of work, and engage in a discussion with the public for a unique learning experience. All six artists will then direct a hands-on workshop the following afternoon within the Fine Arts Department to further allow the public to experience and learn from their processes.
Amy Gross: Connecting Fiber Art and the Natural World (in conjunction with Earth Week)
Amy Gross uses everyday materials such as yarn, thread, beads and wire to create objects that mimic the natural world but remain wholly artificial. Her mixed media sculptures, called “biotopes”, reflect on the inevitability of change, attempting to counter that vulnerability by stopping time. Gross earned her BFA at The Cooper Union in New York City and worked as a surface designer, creating textiles, toys and jewelry before turning to fiber art full-time. She lives and works in South Florida.
The lecture will be held at the a North Regional BC Library Auditorium (Building 62, Room154) on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6:30pm
Workshop: Fiber-Based Materials and the Environment. Last event of Artist Talk Series 2013-2014
The workshop will be held at the Fine Arts Ceramics Studio (Building 50, Room 125)
Admission: Free and open to the public
Broward College North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd
Coconut Creek, Fl 33066