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Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ramekon O'Arwisters
Growing up in Jim Crow South during the Civil Rights Movement, Ramekon O’Arwisters had a safe haven, where he was “embraced, important and special”—quilting with his grandmother. These early memories prompted his nascent series of unique crocheted/ceramic sculptures, Mending. Employing broken or discarded household or decorative pottery, O’Arwisters combined traditional crafts into a dimensional woven tapestry, stripping both cloth and ceramic of their intended function. He is the founder of Crochet Jam, a community arts project infused with folk-art traditions that foster a creative culture in cooperative relationships. He has been an artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the Vermont Studio Center, and received grants and awards from Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, NYl the San Francisco Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Program.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is organized by Art Studio faculty and master of fine arts candidates. It invites some of the most compelling practitioners and thinkers working today to UC Davis— including nationally and internationally recognized artists, critics and curators—for public lectures, readings and critiques with students and faculty across disciplines.

Organized by the Department of Art and Art History. Co-sponsored by the UC Davis, College of Letters and Science and the Manetti Shrem Museum.

Mar 4, 2021 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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