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Open Studio Hour: Dance Doyle and Yuki Iriyama Gray

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

MAD’s Artist Studios have gone online!

Presented in partnership with the Bemis Center’s artist residency, MAD artist-in-residence Yuki Iriyama Gray and MAD/Bemis artist-in-residence Dance Doyle are hosting an informal, virtual studio visit via Zoom webinar. Learn about new directions in contemporary art and design while joining the artists in their homes and studios. Preview works in progress and chat with Dance and Yuki about their inspirations and creative practices. 
 
Open Studio Hours take place on Fridays and welcome visitors of all ages, families, classes, creative cohorts, aspiring artists, and more. Participants are invited to participate in the conversation via Zoom's chat function and will not be on screen. Members of MAD’s Education team will be on hand to facilitate and help answer any questions. 
 
Established in 2008, MAD’s Artist Studios program has served as an important platform for more than 180 artists and designers to advance their careers. 
 
12:00-12:30 pm ET with Dance Doyle 
12:30-1:00 pm ET with Yuki Iriyama Gray 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS 

Dance Doyle creates large-scale narrative tapestries that incorporate found and discarded objects. Doyle received a BFA in textiles from San Francisco State University. She served as vice president of Tapestry Weavers West, and is a member of the American Tapestry Alliance and the Textile Arts Council at the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, the Legion of Honor Museum, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. 

Yuki Iriyama Gray creates furniture and functional sculptures that investigate the materiality and authenticity of objects, and often reference nature, human emotion, and the relationship between people and material. Gray received a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. 

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