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Free Lecture: Suzanne Fellows, Art & Activism

October 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Suzanne Fellows of 99 Elephants a Day, in her GoggleWorks studio.

Suzanne Fellows will share the backstory of 99 Elephants a Day and discuss the artists who influenced her decision to take on this project: Ashley Hunt, Vera Frenkel, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Sharon Hayes.  Ms. Fellows will present examples of other artist activists whose work she admires: Mitchell Gaudet’s response to the oil spill in the gulf, Diedre Krieger’s Plastic Fantastic and Krisanne Baker’s projects on water systems.

From The Artist:
In 2013 36,000 elephants were murdered for their ivory. This year I intend to make 99 elephants a day x 365 days to equal the number slain, 36,000. Each one is a one of a kind mixed media print on paper with gouache and ink – 2 ½” x 3 ½” – the size of Artist Trading Cards or ACEOs.  I’m mostly using 130 lb. Arches En-Tout-Cas Watercolor Paper which is hot press on one side and cold press on the other. I paint the backgrounds with a variety of waterbased paints and inks and print the elephants with gouache – Winsor Newton, Graham’s and Holbein – because of the brilliant saturated color. Some are also ‘embellished’ with markers before being stamped on the back and numbered.

Current Exhibitions:
The Big Picture
Gallery 314
Kutztown, PA
September 13 — October 15, 2014

Artist’s Links:

Working to Rescue Wildlife
A Jumbo Sized Project
Berks Arts Council Interview with Suzanne Fellows
Berks artist on a mission to save elephants from poachers


October 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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