Jamie Cross, Ceramics Instructor, PAACE & Children’s Programs, is an Inupiaq figure artist who uses transformation and adaptation as conceptual tools. Cross was born in 1986 in Anchorage, six years later her family moved to Minnesota where she grew up. In 2000 her family moved to New Mexico and it was here that Cross found her way of processing the world. Living with a family of six afforded Cross the opportunity to study the ways people grow through adversity as well as the way they evolve to survive in the world. Cross was accepted to the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) where she began studying 2-D arts. She received her BFA from IAIA in 2011 with a focus in sculpture. Cross uses a variety of materials but many of her sculptures begin with her love of clay. Her work deals with phaseal change and the truths that can be seen in transformative stages., the Mount Jewett Heritage Mural, Fisher Hall mural at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and the Old City Hall mural, “Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future.” She has an Associate’s degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from the American Academy of Art graduating in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from 2005.
When: October 13 & 27th, 10am – 4pm (2 Saturdays)
Where: Tarnoff Art Center 4 Wildflower Lane Rowe, NM 87562
Time: 10 Am – 4 PM
Max. Attendees: 8
Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.
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