We are pleased to announce an exhibition Cultivation by Meagan Smith on July 25(Thu.) to 27(Sat.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Meagan Smith is an interdisciplinary fiber and ceramic artist from Kent, Ohio, United States. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from The University of Akron in 2015. She is currently matriculating a Masters of Fine Arts in Textiles from Kent State University. This year, she was selected as a grant recipient of the International Travel Award funded by Kent State University, Surface Design Award Outstanding Student, Alpaca Design Finalist, and continually showing at invitational exhibitions regionally and nationwide.
Cultivation is influenced by the agricultural irrigation surrounding the area. The work relates to the rice fields and dense bamboo forests that have a unique set of gridded structure growth similar to weaving and systems. Collected found objects are transported from beaches nearby and become small material studies that raise awareness of polluted habitat. The manmade and natural object become united in the sculptures.
Meagan Smith “Cultivation”
Exhibition style: Fiber & Sculpture
Date: July 25 (Thursday) to 27 (Saturday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 27th (Sat.), starting at 16:00.
* The exhibitions by other eight current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.
-Meagan Smith received an art funding from Kent State University Graduate Student Senate to complete the residency at Studio Kura.