Joanna Powell - Artist Talk
Visiting artist in ceramics, Joanna Powell will be giving a free artist talk on her artwork and career on Friday, May 31 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.
Joanna Powell is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in ceramics. Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field. Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.
About the artist: Joanna Powell is a sculptor and painter born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Through installation she contextualizes common objects with personal meaning. Her work is the result of thinking about longing, privacy, history and sexuality. She draws inspiration from Etruscan and pre-Columbian pottery, Sèvres porcelain, folk art and Matisse. Her forms are excavated out of blocks of clay and pinched. Joanna received her MFA in ceramics from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, and her BFA from The University of North Texas in Denton in 2008. She has exhibited her work throughout the US, including at the Showpen Gallery in Denver and The Center for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.