Women in the Arts: JEN PACK — Lecture and Exhibit Opening

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Date(s) - 11/08/2018
6:30 pm
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Parotti Hall


Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture
Jen Pack, Textile Sculptor

6:30 pm | Lecture Parotti Hall
7:30 pm | Solo Exhibition Opening  McCray Gallery

FREE event. Open to the public.


“I have always been profoundly responsive to color and the sensations color can provoke. My work has been described as an artistic oxymoron: both loud and quiet, solid and transparent, hand-made and precise, delicate and aggressive, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. It is a reflection of me, an artist of blended culture who is both loud and quiet, urban and rural, delicate and aggressive, masculine and feminine, adventurous and routine.”  —Jen Pack

Jen Pack received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1997 and an MLIS from San Jose State University in 2008. Jen was born in the stormy seaside climate of rural northwest Oregon in 1976 and now resides in the sparse arid beauty of southwest New Mexico. She misses the ocean, but finds solace in the high desert.

Pack’s work has been exhibited at institutions including the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL, the Gallery at Thoreau Center, San Francisco, CA, the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, the Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, the Durango Art Center Art Library, Durango, CO, along with the RPS Collective, in Oakland, CA.  Notably, the artist has work in the United States Embassy’s permanent collection located in Accra, Ghana.

Jen’s textile works have been featured in publications such as New American Paintings, Arte Fuse, The Journal of Cloth and Culture, American Craft Magazine, art ltd., The Oregonian, Portland Tribune, LA Times, Patron Magazine, and Artweek.  Arte Fuse awarded Pack the title of “Undisputed Queen of Fabric Based Art.”

About the Image
You Make me Glow, 2012, courtesy the artist

Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), WNMU Office of Cultural Affairs

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