Visiting Artist Lecture: Friday, December 2 @ 12–1:30pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Public Demonstration at the Glass Lab: Saturday, December 3 @ 2:30–4:30pm
Glass Lab, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances Street, Madison, WI 53706
The Division of the Arts is thrilled to welcome glass weaver and sculptural artist Machiko Ito to campus from Tuesday, November 29—Saturday, December 3 through the International Visiting Artist Program, a collaboration between the Division of the Arts and the International Division, which funds the program and supports short-term residences for international artists on campus.
Machiko Ito constructs sculptural artworks with crochet, woven and bundled glass fiber. Formerly a knit-wear designer, Ito’s technique was born from the exploration of weaving glass fibers. Focused on the Buddhist concept called “En,” which represents a relationship from first meeting to farewell and the bond that develops therein, Ito is fascinated by the silky texture and luster produced when glass fibers are heated in a kiln and melted together.
Ito’s residency, proposed and led by Helen Lee, Associate Professor of Glass (Art Department) and The Studio Faculty Director (Division of the Arts), will include a public artist talk and glass demonstration, guest lectures in glass and design courses as well as studio visits with undergraduate and graduate students in Design Studies and Art Departments.
Madison Knitters Guild
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