From Sketchbook to Sculpture: a Collage-Making Workshop with Kristy Hughes

From Sketchbook to Sculpture: a Collage-Making Workshop with Kristy Hughes
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Date(s) - 07/08/2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Sculpture Center



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From Sketchbook to Sculpture: a Collage-Making Workshop with Kristy Hughes

Saturday, July 8, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

This event is pay what you wish. Registration is required as spots are limited.

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Kristy Hughes, “Casita”, 75”x70”x22”, Fiberglass, Acrylic, Polymer, Monotype, Collage, Cardboard, 2023

Join exhibiting artist Kristy Hughes in the gallery for a collage-making workshop. See how small sketch-book collages transform into large-scale sculptures, and understand how artists use the practice of collage to plan their next great works. Allow yourself to explore the inspirational surroundings of the gallery and experience a practice foundational to Kristy’s creative process. 

Beginning with collaged shapes and found objects, Kristy Hughes’ colorfully painted abstract sculptures celebrate empowerment, gratitude, and the potential for change. With personal, time-honored ephemera embedded into the surface, the works oscillate between the grandiose and the mundane. Into Your Sunlit Hope seeks to resolve oppressive societal systems with small possibilities. 

All supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring ephemera that is meaningful to you. 



Kristy Hughes.

Kristy Hughes received an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and an MA and BA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University. She was awarded a 2022-23 Visual Arts Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and has been the recipient of a number of residencies and fellowships. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Soft Times Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, in addition to exhibitions at universities in North Carolina and South Carolina. Hughes is the Residency Coordinator for the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works and will be joining the faculty at the University of Vermont in Burlington in Fall 2023.

Read more about her exhibition Into Your Sunlit Hope on view July 7 – August 19, 2023 at The Sculpture Center.