Thursday, April 30, 2015

Workshop: Make a Joyful Noise with Lonnie Holley

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Make a Joyful Noise - offered twice.
Lonnie Holley

$75 includes 15 lab fee
October 20 or 22 - Class Limit 12
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC

Photo Gillian Laub www.gillianlaub.com

Holley’s need to create borders on the compulsive. He sketches faces on napkins in restaurants, pastes together collages in notebooks while riding from one show to the next. — Mark Binelli, New York Times.

Lonnie Holley is a man constantly transforming the world around him. As an artist he sees potential in every object. And as he works he explains the meanings behind what he is doing in a monologue that is part music, part performance art, and part pure inspiration.

This will not be a workshop in the traditional sense with technical instruction and projects. Rather it is an opportunity to spend time  working and creating beside one of the most imaginative artists of the twentieth century.

Lonnie Holley’s works are in the collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and many others.

This workshop is offered twice. Lonnie Holley joins us from Alabama, USA.


Instructor Bio

Lonnie Holley was born on February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, out of hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African-American sculpture. Objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic metaphor, are combined into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events.

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