Arizona Designer Craftsmen with Mesa Arts Center presents 8 different Artist Demonstrations May 21st and 22nd
Session A - May 21st
Jack da Silva - Metal In Motion
There will be duplicate sessions each day. If one of the sessions is filled please select the other for that day.
Cost: Includes lunch. $185 per day.
9:30 am-10:45 am - In the Jewelry Studio
Jack, a tenured professor and coordinator for Jewelry and Metal Arts and the 3D Art program at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose(2005-2011),presents lectures, workshops and demonstrations. He has a family background of art and entertainment. Jack, a third generation gravestone maker, was one of fifteen Americans invited to represent the USA in the 2011 Taiwan International Design Expo. Jack’s work is represented nationally and internationally in museums and private collections. He currently has public art installations on permanent display in Ohio and California.
Marilyn da Silva - Color on Metal
11:00 am-12:15 pm - In the Sculpture Studio
Marilyn’s work is based on imagery and representational
elements to tell stories. Her trademark gesso and colored pencil surface treatment creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally and she is represented in collections, books, magazines and catalogs. In 1999 she served as Master Metalsmith at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. Marilyn was recently selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council. 1987-2012: She is professor and program chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program in Oakland.
12:30 pm to 2:15 pm in the Mesa Arts Center
David Huang - Bubbling
2:30 pm-3:45 pm - In the Jewelry Studio
David, showing at solo exhibitions since 2006, has many national and international invitations including Seoul, Korea. His works have appeared in numerous, prestigious publications. David’s art can be seen in the following collections: Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, the Kamm Teapot Collection and Grand Valley State University, Allendale. David has a BFA(Magna cum Laude), G.V.S.U., Allendale, 2001 and Savannah College of Art and Design, 1989.
SAM PATANIA - Overlay
4:00 pm-5:30 pm - In the Sculpture Studio
Sam’s family has been making overlay jewelry for 85 years. Sam’s work is described as “American Classic–simple elegance, strong in construction and simple in design.” By seeking longevity in design and construction, he continues the Patania tradition. Sam’s innovative designs employ hydraulic press techniques to improve small-scale production. In 2000 the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery
honored three generations of Patanias.