SDA KY’s September Meet & Greet, plus news!

On September 25th, the Kentucky chapter of SDA had its second Meet & Greet, with an informal presentation on . . . . PRESENTATION!  Artists brought pieces in to share with the group their methods of presenting textile work, and also solicit ideas about displaying specific artworks.  Artists in attendance were: Laverne Zabielski, Cindy Vough, K. Crane, Mary Nehring, Dina Buckey, Anna Wieczorek, Marti Plager, Karen Davis, Laurie Appleby-Williams, and myself (Jennifer A. Reis).

Based on the lively discussion sparked between artists about different works and presentation ideas, participants decided that the dialogue was so valuable to warrant scheduled KY SDA Critiques.  As artists who often work alone, the opportunity to get together to share and request feedback on artwork is invaluable.  It’s hoped that these will become a regular feature of the Kentucky SDA chapter like the Meet & Greets.

So . . . the first KY SDA Critique will be held the afternoon of Saturday, January 15 (weather-dependent!) in Versailles at the Presbyterian Church.  People are encouraged to bring artwork to discuss.  Information in regards to the critique will be sent via e-mail in late December/early January.  Interested parties can contact me at j.reis@moreheadstate.edu for more info.

Finally, congratulations to Marti Plager as an exhibitor in the most recent manifestation of Quilt National at the Dairybarn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio – see a picture of Marti with one of her pieces below.

Photos from the September 25th Meet & Greet:

Marti Plager showing work

Anna Wieczorek & her artwork

Cindy Vough & her artwork

Dina Buckey & her artwork

Karen Davis with her artwork

Laverne Zabielski discussing her work

Mary Nehring showing her framed artwork

Pat Sturtzel showing her art cloth

About Jennifer Reis

Jennifer A. Reis is a creative entrepreneur, artist, educator and gallery director with 25 years experience in arts business and administration. Her earned degrees include a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, and Master Degrees in arts management and education from Syracuse University and Morehead State University. In her previous work as a higher education educator and administrator, she developed academic programs in Arts Administration, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. Her curatorial work includes over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art and craft. She is a consultant for community and economic development, trade, and cultural and educational organizations, she designs, manages, and delivers creative entrepreneurship curriculum through her company Make Do. As a teaching artist, she exhibits and hosts workshops nationally at schools such as Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Society for Contemporary Craft and John C. Campbell Folk School. When not making or teaching, she is most likely spoiling her three dogs rotten.
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