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Open Studio Hour: Mia Wright-Ross and Dance Doyle

Fri, Sep 25 / 12–1 pm ET

MAD’s Artist Studios have gone online!

The Museum’s artists-in-residence Mia Wright-Ross and Dance Doyle are hosting informal, virtual studio visits 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 Mia and Dance about their inspirations and creative practices.

Open Studio Hours take place on Fridays and welcome visitors of all ages, families, summer classes and camps, 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 Mia Wright-Ross
12:30-1:00 pm ET with Dance Doyle

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

MAD Artist Fellow Mia Wright-Ross is a leather artisan, designer, educator, and entrepreneur. The leather cording techniques that appear as a signature motif across her luxury lifestyle brand, MWR Collection, also represent Wright-Ross’ design philosophy—each material used is fundamental to the unity and completion of the design. Her handmade bespoke collection includes footwear, accessories, home goods, and furniture. Wright-Ross is the Creative Director and Founder of MWR Collection, and is currently a faculty member at Parsons School of Design. Previously, Wright-Ross was Footwear and Accessories Designer for brands including Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Calvin Klein. She received a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons The New School of Design, and has trained at the Ecco Tannery Holland and Arsutoria Institute in Milan.

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.

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