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Visiting Artist Jennifer Angus

June 9, 2015
School of Art Auditorium, 6 pm

Kent Blossom Art visiting artist Jennifer Angus will speak on her work. School of Art auditorium, room 202, 6 pm.

Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She received her education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Jennifer has exhibited her work internationally including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Spain. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Wisconsin Arts Board grants. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison she has received annual grants from the Graduate School as well a Vilas Associate Award, the Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts and most recently a Romnes Fellowship. Her exhibition “A Terrible Beauty” at the Textile Museum of Canada was selected as “Exhibition of the Year” by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries in 2006.


Visiting Artist Michael Radyk

June 16, 2015
School of Art Auditorium, 6 pm

Kent Blossom Art visiting artist Michael Radyk will speak on his work in the School of Art auditorium, room 202, Tuesday June 16th, 6pm.

Michael Radyk
MFA, Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, RISD
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Michael Radyk is an artist and designer whose wall pieces, work and textiles have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded  residencies from the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.  Michael has also received a Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant and awarded the Presidents Prize at the exhibition FOCUS:Fiber 2014, held at the Erie Art Museum and sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance, Cleveland Museum of Art. .

His past exhibitions include Binary Fiction; Digital Weaving at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, New Weave: Five Contemporary Weavers at the Common Wealth Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fibremen 1 &4  International at the Kherson Local Lure Museum in Kherson, Ukraine and the Artist in Residence Exhibition at the Hoffman Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Selected recent exhibitions include; International TECHstyle Art Biennial, 2014, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Small Expressions 2014, Fulller Craft Museum and Focus:Fiber 2014, Erie Art Museum and a solo exhibition of his 05 Series at the McLanahan Gallery in the Misciagna Center at Penn State University. Michael is Professor and area head of the Textiles and Crafts at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

In 2015 Michael's work will be included in the exhibition Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now at browngrotta arts, Wilton, Connecticut.