Saleri Studio Saturday
Saturday, March 8, 2014 (1-4 pm)
Have you ever imagine making artist books that become atlases mapping uncharted lands? Or wondered what it would be like to have your picture taken as the star in your own production? On Saturday, March 8 (1-4) pm, join us for an afternoon of artmaking inspired by Blaffer Art Museum’s current exhibitions. First, start off with a free guided tour beginning at 1:00 that will provide clues to spark your imagination. From there, make your own book, mapping pages of a journey inspired by the artworks and your own creativity. You’ll also have the chance to assume your dream role in a photo booth by Photomoto, and will be able take home your photos and atlases as souvenirs of your journey.
At 3:30, we will discuss your artist books (or atlases) with guest artist Vachu Chilakamarri. Refreshments provided.
The event is free of charge, all supplies are provided along with refreshments and reservations are appreciated but not required. Bring your imagination and wear clothes that are suited to making art.
Vachu Chilakamarri currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. Born in India, she graduated with B.S degree in Biology from Begumpet Women’s College, Hyderabad, India and studied art at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. A three-time finalist for the Hunting Art Prize and her recent solo exhibitions include University of Houston Downtown’s O’Kane Gallery and the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. In addition, she has served as docent for Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and taught at Art League Houston. She was a presenter for the Menil Collection’s “The Artist Eye.”