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The Art of Abstraction Lecture Series: Mixed Materials and Sustainable Practice

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The Art of Abstraction Lecture Series: Mixed Materials and Sustainable Practice

March 07,2024

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

The Charleston Museum

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The Charleston Museum is pleased to present its spring lecture series in conjunction with The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on display in the Historic Textiles Galleries. In conversation with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman, mixed media artist Katy Mixon will speak on her practice of artistic sustainability, her quilting inspirations, and her engagement with the museum’s collections to fuel her work.

Katy Mixon (b. 1984, Orangeburg, SC) is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture, and quilting. She earned an MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a BA from Davidson College. She is an alumna of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mixon is the recipient of a 2023 Griffith-Reyburn Award, 2023 SC Arts Commission Grant, 2023 South Arts Grant, and a Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Award. She was a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Award and a VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship. Mixon has worked as an artist-in-residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art, SC; The Hambidge Center, GA; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, NE; Byrdcliffe Art Colony, NY; and AICAD Studio Practice Residency, NY.

Select exhibition venues include The Gibbes Museum of Art, SC; The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Ackland Art Museum, NC; Spartanburg Art Museum, SC; The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; Coker University, SC; 701 Center for Contemporary Art, SC; Hodges Taylor Gallery, NC; GreenHill Gallery, NC; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; The Painting Center, NYC; Target Gallery, VA; Rubber Stamp Projects, FL; among others.

Registration is encouraged. This lecture is FREE for Members and FREE for the public. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10***

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