Zoe Wolfe: Intimate to Expansive - A Sculptor's Journey With Clay
Intimate to Expansive - A Sculptor's Journey With Clay
July 16 11:00 a.m. - noon
Join Silver City artist Zoe Wolfe as she discusses her journey with clay - from hand-held forms to exterior sculptures. She will focus on recurring themes and processes involved with her work spanning four decades. Throughout her career Zoe has been an arts educator and lived in diverse local before settling in Silver City.
Zoe Wolfe’s relationship with clay began in the early 1970s in California: taking on the traditions of visual meditation and pushing the material from craft to an accepted art form. Her teaching career began then as well, running a youth arts program in Yosemite. Her career continued as an arts educator in a variety of settings including; a kibbutz in Israel, New York museum, k-12 schools, Kathmandu International School. In Honolulu, where she received her Masters degree in Fine Arts, Zoe taught sculpture at the University of Hawaii. These settings have all had influence on her creative process and imagery: In both her personal work as a mixed media artist, as well as her diversity as an arts educator.
Along with a strong local exhibition record, Zoe has continued to be active in arts education. Regional positions include adjunct professor at WNMU, workshops in numerous Grant County schools, and lead artist Youth Mural Project. She is proud to have been an diversely active participant in the Silver City CLAY Festival since its inception.