Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 • 3–5pm
ADMISSION: Free for teens; space is limited
Join us for an interactive workshop with artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor. For Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, O’Connor re-imagines the Golem, a supernatural being of great power, made of mud and stone, created to protect Jews from their persecutors. O’Connor makes large-scale anthropomorphic creatures out of detritus, like discarded furniture parts, wire, cardboard, fabrics and paper. For this workshop, teens will create fantastical sculptures using unconventional materials inspired by O’Connor’s process.
Free for teens; space is limited, only 30 spots available. For more information, email Youth Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.655.7851.
Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach in 1995, and her MFA from the University of California, Davis in 2005. She is a full-time studio artist and has taught studio art classes at the University of Washington, Seattle, Cal State University, Long Beach, and currently teaches at UC Davis. O’Connor has shown extensively in California and throughout the United States and Canada. O’Connor’s work is included in Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.
Teen Programs are made possible by major support from the Koret Foundation and U.S. Bank Foundation, with additional generous support from the Ira A. Roschelle MD Family Foundation.