Make Art with Veronica de Jesus
October 9, 2011; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission, members always free
2 p.m. Exhibition tour
Informal tour of Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage
2:30–5 p.m. Drop-in collage making
Collage materials provided, but feel free to bring your own
Oakland-based artist Veronica de Jesus, who received her M.F.A. from UC Berkeley, works with a variety of materials—including discarded pieces of consumer culture like cardboard boxes and grocery bags—and methods, including collage. Her distinctive “hanging collages” are central to her practice and constitute a catalog for her past and future studio work.
De Jesus studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received her M.F.A. from UC Berkeley. She learned to read and write Braille and has taught at the Lighthouse for the Blind, among other community-based activities.
De Jesus will share her responses to Schwitters’s collages in the galleries immediately prior to the collage-making session.
Also in August and September
Make collages alongside guest artists Matt Gonzalez and William Theophilus Brown.