Artist Foon Sham’s focus is on wood in its many forms. Using small bits, he creates large scale vessels which take on shapes like tornados or mountains, baskets, or even a giant vase-like piece which viewers can sit inside. His smaller works echo these larger structures, exploring the intersection of natural vs. manmade, permanence vs. instability, geometric vs. organic. Foon is a professor at University of Maryland, and exhibits nationally and internationally.
The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) presents the annual Distinguished Artist Series with “local treasures” featuring craft artists who contribute significantly to the richness of the artistic environment in our area. Foon Sham will discuss his international background and experience and his body of work in wood and other media. Foon’s workshop will highlight some techniques for creating his wood pieces.
The lecture will focus on his international background and experience and his body of work in wood and other media.
For more information on Foon’s work: www.foonsham.com
The Where & When
Workshop Venue: On the campus of University of Maryland
JRA Member $50
Lecture Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture Venue: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
The James Renwick Alliance is an independent national non-profit organization that celebrates the achievements of America’s craft artists and fosters scholarship, education, connoisseurship and public appreciation of craft art. Founded in 1982, the Alliance fulfills its mission through public programs, educational trips, publications, recognition of craft artists, and financial support of museums and other non-profit organizations, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.