Date(s) - July 11, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ART TALK: CHARISSA BROCK
1010 DUANE STREET (10th Street entrance-upstairs) 6-8 PM
ASTORIA VISUAL ARTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
Artist Charissa Brock, who works and teaches out of her studio near Portland, OR, has been making artwork with natural materials since 1994. She discovered bamboo as an art material in 1999 while earning her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United states and is included in the Arizona State University University Museum. A recent article about her work published in American Craft Magazine, January 2019 features her work made of bamboo, fused glass, stone and waxed linen thread to create one of a kind sculptures.
In 2017 Brock was given the opportunity to travel to Japan to meet several Japanese Bamboo artists while being filmed for a television show called “Who Wants To Go To Japan?” After filming the show Charissa Brock spent more time traveling the countryside meeting other bamboo artists. Come and hear about Charissa’s travels and visits with other bamboo artists.
Charissa Brock is represented locally by RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, and will be opening at RiverSea Gallery on Second Saturday ArtWalk on July 13th.
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