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Left: Diana Farfán (born Bogotá, Colombia 1973), Eve, Our Lady of Freedom, from the Bread and Circus series, 2016, multifired stoneware, underglazes, and glaze, 28 × 12 × 9 inches. Collection of Delores Logan. Photo by John Fowler. © Diana Farfán Right: Jerry Maxey (born Wiesbaden, Germany 1954), Babble, 2018, wicker-weave basket, fiber-reactive dye, rattan, seagrass, and lathe-turned sweetgum wood base, 24 × 20 × 20 inches. © Jerry Maxey

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*SOLD OUT* Greenville, SC

Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$80 Museum Members, $90 non-members (includes transportation and lunch)

This trip is sold out. To add your name to our waiting list, email Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Journey with us to Greenville to visit the studios of two artists whose work appears in our opening exhibition Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia.

Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Diana Farfán traces her fondness for ceramic sculpture to her childhood. Her figurative sculpture is known for its whimsical and thought-provoking dolls, puppets, and toys. With this repertoire of popular child icons, she creates dramatic-poetic narratives, coated with a layer of humor, about social and political issues. Her toy-like sculptures become a social satire and political criticism suggested for adult audiences while remaining, at first glance, a naive and innocent theater. Parallel to her practice as a sculptor and teacher, she has been affiliated with cultural organizations since 2011 as a cultural agent and coach advancing Latino artists in the Greensville area.

Basketmaker and woodturner Jerry Maxey also started his artistic practice early, working with wood, building things, and refinishing furniture in his father’s upholstery shop at a young age. He experimented with basketmaking in his early 30s and found his calling. He uses varied materials like dyed rattan, sea grass, and found wood to make one-of-a-kind creations whose forms are inspired by their materials.

Between studio visits, enjoy lunch at Jiroz, a farm-to-table Greek concept restaurant in the heart of beautiful downtown Greenville.

Space is very limited; register by November 21. Click here to register now; for more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now!

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