Free Artist’s Talk: Evelyn Markasky “What is Art if not Obsession”

Two cut out figures by Evelyn Markasky

MBMAG is pleased to present a free Artist’s Talk –
Evelyn Markasky on ‘What is Art if not Obsession’
Friday, June 16 at 7:00pm

The Radius Gallery at The Tannery Arts Center
1050 River St Unit 127, Santa Cruz, CA
“The most important inspiration is what leads you to discover who you are and to be yourself, let your experiences guide your art and use the techniques that you learn along the way.”

Everyone is welcome at this free event. Bring a friend and join us for an inspiring evening with Evelyn Markasky.

Free Lecture Friday April 25, 2014!

A brooch with turqoise, a candelstick, and a necklace; all filigree and all by Master artist Yehuda Tassa

Join us this coming Friday! Yehuda Tassa will be giving a lecture on Yemenite history and their arts. The reception begins at 6:30, artist’s talk begins  at 7 p.m. in Cabrillo College’s VAPA room 1001.

Yehuda Tassa began to work in Yemenite Filigree at the age of six. Taught by his father, a well-known jeweler in Yemen, he worked in the family jewelry business for sixteen years. Yehuda revitalized his ‘lost art’ recently and began prolifically producing both ancient and modern filigree designs. He creates jewelry and teaches at several locations in Northern California, incorporating both ancient and modern tools and techniques into his filigree and granulation workshops.

This lecture is generously sponsored by Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club – SMAC and Cabrillo College Inter Club Council – ICC.

Thomas Mann at MPC – Aug 7, 2009

Friday, August 7 – 5:30pm to 9pm

Sam Karas Room, Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Cost: $10

Reception 5:30pm
Lecture and Visual Presentation 6:30pm
Trunk Show and Book Signing 7:30pm

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Thomas Mann: Details from the Adventure

An artist tracks the path of his career from the early 70’s to the weird world of NOW.

Thomas Mann has been making his living as a fulltime art professional since he graduated from college in 1970. Best known for his “Techno-Romantic” jewelry designs he eschews the role of jeweler, and prefers the description of an artist working in the medium of jewelry. With a degree in technical theatre, set design and lighting, he also invents and builds large public art sculpture and installations. His touring exhibition “STORM CYCLE: An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina” is a blend of the many concepts and techniques he employs in his work.

Since the turn of the millennium, Mann and his production company, Thomas Mann Design Inc., and his gallery, Gallery I/O, both based in New Orleans, have survived the negative economic effects of 911, the death of his wife, Hurricane Katrina and now, this bizarre recession. As a result, he found it necessary to increase his creative output, up the number of events to present and sell his work, begin teaching hands-on workshops, start a new business venture, studioFLUX, and in general get busier than he’s ever been before.

Keeping in mind that the Chinese symbol for chaos means danger and opportunity this image driven lecture tracks the progression of events and experiences that place him at the interesting, challenging and scary crossroads of creativity, age, and semi-celebrity.