The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is hosting two “Creativity Revealed: Ox-Bow Edition” programs in July featuring faculty members from Saugatuck’s Ox-Bow School of Art. The first program takes place on at 7 p.m. on July 14 and features Ox-Bow faculty member and artist Surabhi Ghosh. The second program takes place at 7 p.m. on July 28 and features faculty member and artist Claire Ashley. Both events are free with RSVP at www.sc4a.org or 269-857-2399.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Ox-Bow for the second summer,” said SCA Executive Director Kristin Armstrong. “The ‘Creativity Revealed: Ox-Bow Edition’ programs give the public opportunities to meet and learn from some wonderful, award winning visiting faculty members. If you’re interested in design, three-dimensional art, drawing, fiber or simply meeting inspirational, creative people you will love these programs!”
Ghosh, who is featured in the July 14 ‘Creativity Revealed,’ works with drawing, installation, and textiles inspired by ongoing research into patterning, abstraction, and cultural narratives. She will discuss her drawing, installation and textile works and give a hands-on demonstration on repetition and pattern, using print.
The July 28 program will feature Claire Ashley. Ashley is from Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. Ashley will discuss her inspiration and creative process and give a hands-on demonstration on color, sculpture, and clay.
Founded in 1914, Ox-Bow offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages in their career. Through its affiliation with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow offers one and two-week courses for credit and non-credit for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Ox-Bow’s faculty come from across the nation and world to teach during the summer program.
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts, located at 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more vibrant lakeshore community in West Michigan and beyond. For more information about the SCA and upcoming events, visit www.sc4a.orgor call 269.857.2399.