Wednesday, 9 December 2009
ARTIST PROFILE: MARY B. WHITE
Mary B. White is an American San Francisco Bay Area sculptor/arts educator is a Fulbright Scholar at the National College of Art and Design/ Dublin Sept 09-June 2010, She is facilitating a pilot collaborative seminar for NCAD MA students and Craft Council of Ireland participants on topics of the "Landscape of Aesthetics and Design". The seminar will culminate in an exhibition of participant work at Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin and a symposium for makers at NCAD in April 2010.
Mary teaches at the Crucible Fire Arts Center Glass Department in Oakland, CA and much of her work links art making with social and environmental issues. She has a MFA in Glass and Painting from California College of the Arts. From 1985-2005 when she retired, Mary was head of the San Jose State University Glass Program and taught in the School of Art and Design and the Creative Arts Department at San Jose State University. She served as a board member and Oakland, CA site coordinator for the Glass Art Society, organized the San Jose California Glass Exchange and currently serves on the board of the Women Environmental Art Directory. She has taught workshops at over fifteen institutions and her work is in many collections, including the Corning Glass Museum. She is currently working on a flood level marker public art project on Boulder Creek in Boulder, Colorado.
On Thursday 10th December at 7pm Mary B. White gives a lecture entitled "Living on Fault Lines and Pacific Currents" in the Noel Sheridan Room in NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin.