Textile artist Mary Hark to speak in Bloomington, Columbus
Textile artist and papermaker Mary Hark will speak at the Indiana University Bloomington campus and the IU Center for Art and Design-Columbus.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Hark will discuss the development of her studio work and share images of her students' work. That lecture will be from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium (FA 015) on the Bloomington campus. She will also speak to an aesthetics class and at a graduate seminar in African studies.
On Thursday, March 1, she will speak at IUCAD about helping found Take Time Press, which nurtures international artist collaborations and celebrates the cultural richness of the Greater Ashanti Region of Ghana, and the development of the first hand paper mill in West Africa, capable of producing high-quality papers from local botanicals. That lecture will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at IUCAD, 310 Jackson St., Columbus, Ind.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Hark earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin. She is proprietor of HARK! Handmade Paper Studio, which specializes in small editions of high quality flax and linen papers.
Her work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and many university collections. In 2011, her work was exhibited at the International Paper Museum and SOHO20 Chelsea in New York City.
Hark's lectures are part of the Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series, established in 2002 with a bequest from the fashion designer, a native Hoosier and friend of IU.
The series is presented and hosted by the department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, the IU Center for Art and Design-Columbus and the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information, visit www.design.iub.edu.