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Annie Evelyn: Throwing A Party And Making The Furniture That Goes With It

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sep 19

Thu, Sep 19 2019, 7PM - 9PM View map
Timken Lecture Hall | 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Part of event series: Design Lecture Series

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CCA Design Division & The Wornick Visiting Professor of Wood Arts Endowment

Event description

Every fall, the Furniture Program brings leading artists, makers and designers from across North America and abroad to work with the CCA community. This allows our students to experience of the working processes, concepts and professional lives of some of the world's leading artists and designers pursuing engaging approaches to materiality, process, the histories of making and maintaining a sustainable practice. In Fall 2019, artist and designer Annie Evelyn will be the Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor. Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn's work. Employing a range of materials (handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals) and processes (tessellating metal pieces to create soft upholstered seating or embedding fresh cut flowers to add aroma), Evelyn uses furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body to create new and surprising experiences.

From 2014-2017 Evelyn was an artist in residence at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, Parsons - The New School, Anderson Ranch, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Craft, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Laura Housely’s book, The Independent Design Guide. She has been awarded Windgate Furniture residencies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (upcoming-2020). Most recently she has been included as a finalist for the Burke Prize for contemporary craft and will be included in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) this Fall.

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Free and open to the public