VALA Eastside is pleased to announce that for September and October 2015 Maura Donegan will be VALA’s Artist in Residence. As a textile artist, Maura’s work combines cloth making, embroidery and poetry to express a sense of innocence, joy and beauty. “We’re grateful for the generous grant provided by the Redmond Arts Commission to allow VALA Eastside to bring talented, local artists to the art center and to allow the community to witness the artist’s process of creating an installation from start to finish,” says Jessica Lambert, Founder and Executive Director of VALA Eastside.
VALA Eastside encourages the community to visit Maura at the VALA Art Center, learn about her process and help make art that will be incorporated into a larger public art “cloud”, entitled “Silver Linings”, that will be installed during the month of October.
Superhero Block Party ::
Saturday, September 19th 12pm-5pm
Bring your child and make art in the VALA booth at Redmond Town Center’s festival for families.
Textile Art Making Workshops with Maura Donegan
VALA Artist In Residence Maura Donegan invites the public to join her in a series of hands on workshops exploring the concepts of joy and beauty through mark making and stitching. Participants will write, draw, stitch, print, color or embellish in any way that helps them express their experience and have the opportunity to hang their created works in a “cloud” installation at the VALA Art Center. No experience necessary. Attend as many workshops as you wish. Each workshop is free to the public ($5 donation is suggested to support VALA Eastside.)
Workshop No. 1 :: Thursday, September 24th 7-9pm
Workshop No. 2 :: Thursday, October 1st 7-9pm
Workshop No. 3 :: Thursday, October 8th 7-9pm
VALA Art Center
Redmond Town Center
7330 164th Ave NE (Next to Z Gallerie)
Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm
For more information about the artist, please visit www.mauradonegan.com.