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Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop by Marilyn da Silva (Metalsmithing)

The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the lecture “My Journey With Metal” by Marilyn da Silva at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in room 318 Willard Hall. Following the lecture will be a demonstration/workshop until noon. Admission is free and open to the public.

Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Gallery of Australia in Camberra. She is represented in public and private collections. Also, she has been featured in numerous books, magazines and catalogues. She was selected as “Master Metalsmith 1999” by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and made a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2007. In 2017 she received the award of “Master of the Medium: Jewelry/Metals” by the James Renwick Alliance.

Marilyn da Silva is Professor and Co-Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland where she has been since 1987. Before moving to California, she taught from 1978-87 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and her BS in Art Education at Bowling Green State University.

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.   

This event is a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series for the 2018-2019 Season. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Willard Hall, 318