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The Space Between
August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
As part of the closing celebration for Contemporary Craft’s final exhibition in The Strip – Fiberart International 2019 (FI2019) – we invite two exceptional FI2019 exhibiting artists, Jozef Bajus and Erika Diamond, to discuss creativity and their artistic journey in an inspiring conversation through our salon-style speaker series – The Space Between. The featured speakers will talk briefly about their background and the way they approach the creative process. Topics may include the concepts and themes in their work, personal connections to craft, and creativity. The speakers and audience will then engage in an informal discussion inspired by the speakers’ creative journeys and Fiberart International 2019.
Plan to arrive early to experience the exhibition before the program begins! This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP below for your free seat.
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2:30 – 4 PM
Featured Speakers: Jozef Bajus and Erika Diamond.
Moderator: Fiberart International Co-Chairs, Rae Gold and Risë Nagin.
Jozef Bajus is an award winning mixed media artist. Originally from Slovakia, Bajus began his teaching career in 1990 and built and headed a new Fiber program at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since that time, he has held positions of visiting scholar, instructor, and coordinator at various colleges and programs in the United States and abroad. Bajus’ work has exhibited in numerous solo and groups exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of many museums and art galleries.
Erika Diamond is a textile-focused conceptual artist. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her costumes have been commissioned by Charlotte Ballet. Diamond has recently taught at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Craft/Material Studies Department and Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. She spends her summers as Assistant Director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution (NY). Her work addresses the vital and fleeting qualities of human contact. Referencing skin, defense mechanisms, and safety procedures, her work questions the fragility and resilience of both the human body and our connections to each other.
2018-19 The Space Between series is made possible by
August 2019 The Space Between is a partnership with the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.