Speaking through Making: Finding Voice
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Speaking Through Making: Finding Voice
A LexArt Inspires conversation with Lissa Hunter
Over forty years of a fulltime studio practice, Lissa Hunter has enjoyed the exploration of materials (raffia, paper, paint, clay, metal and more) and simple handwork techniques (including coiling, drawing, handbuilding and messing around). Through these explorations, she has discovered her unique ways of communicating, her language, and her voice. She will talk about her development over time, the delight and importance of surprise, and the endless supply of inspiration in the material world. You will visit her studio, see some actual work and get a glimpse into her way of working and creative process.
Lissa grew up in Indiana, attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and earned a BA in Fine Arts and an MFA in textile design. After a few years in Pennsylvania, teaching at Mansfield University, she moved to Maine where she has lived and had a studio practice for over forty years.
Her work is in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, among other museum collections. Teaching and writing have always been a part of her life and she has recently added curating to her resumé. She is honored to be a Life Trustee of Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine as well as a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellow and a Master Craft Artist of the Maine Crafts Association.