7 x 7 • Sunday, March 11, 2018

Join us from 2:00pm-4:00pm for 7-minute presentations from seven creative souls. This will be a fun afternoon of inspiring stories from makers from around the country. In only seven minutes – each of them will share their passion, skill, and experiences.

This program is co-created by Progressive Art Studios of the Tierra del Sol Foundation, American Museum of Ceramic Art, and the dA Center for the Arts.
 
 
Ginny Cook is a Los Angeles-based visual artist and co-founder/co-editor of MATERIAL, a journal of writings by visual artists. Cook’s work deals with the intersection of language and image in photography and drawing. She will talk about the role of insomnia in her recent work. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
 
Andrew Jerome is a local artist and craftsman that employs traditional Sloyd (Slöjd) technique in spoon carving. He is co-founder of Elliot Valentine Design. Jerome will demonstrate and discuss his process of transforming a log into a utilitarian object. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
Bob Hurton, aka: “Uncle Bacon” is an artist and educator. He works mainly as a master printmaker and performance artist. No matter the media, his focus is always to blur the lines between the artist and the viewer.
 
 
 
 
 
Marguerite and David Millard are artists, singers, songwriters, performers, and siblings. They play country, blues, rock and gospel with the folk band Squeakin’ Wheels. Click here for more information
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Faulstich, Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pitzer College is a multimedia artist, naturalist, and outdoor investigator. Faulstich will discuss his adventures and interest in local flora and fauna.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zach Tate is a socially and politically engaged ceramic artist, Zach Tate draws inspiration from history, civics, and pop culture. His work examines the permanence of the media in the objects he makes and the performative mores he makes. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
Ed Gomez is an artist, professor, and curator. He is also the co-founder of the MexiCali Biennial. This project is not only curatorial, but also a satirical statement to the abundance of biennials occurring around the globe and the impact they have on the art community. Gomez will discuss the Calafia: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise MexiCali Biennial 2018/19. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
 
The event is free with admission. Snacks will be provided!