Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jessica Christy - Workshops, Presentation, and Printmaking

NOTSTOCK is thrilled to have Jessica Christy as one of its guest artists. Jessica is a native North Dakotan, receiving her MFA from the University of North Dakota. Jessica has shown her work extensively both regionally and nationally, earning numerous awards. Working mainly in lithography, she is proudly venturing into the world of silkscreen printing.

Artist Statement: Coexistence of the indigenous and non-indigenous has been grounds for scenarios played out in everything from politics to Hollywood. While the historic indigenous tendency is to live tradition, the non-indigenous inclination is to be actively contemporary. This contemporary - in the American sense - is a life of popular culture and living the now. My work explores the juxtaposition of these two cultural conditions.

Jesisca will give a presentation of her work on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall.

Jessica will also screen print live Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Beaver Dam in the Student Center, and hold 90-minute screen-printing workshops on Thursday and Friday, Sept 12-13, at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Her work will be on display at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios, downtown Minot, where the NOTSTOCK closing reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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