Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ArT tAlk aT oLyMpIA TiMbErLaNd LiBrArY

I was invited by Kelsey Smith quite some months ago to come a do a short talk and answer questions with an another WA artist at the Library in Olympia. I will be bringing a selection of my current artwork with me and I will be talking about "my artistic process". (You know the magical process of wandering around the studio, talking to yourself, picking up pieces of junk and trying to make them stick together) I did a fair amount of public speaking when I was a kid, so I am not without skills, but its been a long time and this will be my first "official talk" about my artwork and I have to say I am a bit nervous. If your in the area stop by and make faces at me.

(Official info below)

“Who’s Your Dada?”

Artists discuss redefining the doll at library event

Two Washington artists, Bellingham’s Clarissa Callesen and Olympia recycle artist Ruby Reusable (DianeKurzyna), both featured in the book “Who's Your Dada?Redefining the Doll through Mixed Media,” will discuss their artistic process at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, June 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The library will be open only for this after-hours event.Drawing inspiration from the Dada art—or anti-art—movement of the early 20

th century, the dolls in the book are created from found or constructed items that would usually be discarded. Copies of book, by Linda and Opie O'Brien, will be available for purchase and signing. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. The library is at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or visit

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