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Home Grown Artist Talk: Maxine Hess

Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30pm

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Local artists featured in our Home Grown: Artists from the Peach State exhibit will speak about the inspiration, process, and the context behind their work on display. The illustrated talks provide an opportunity for artists to share their artwork and ideas to the public and offer insight into the exhibition as a whole. Be part of the conversation, express your thoughts and ideas, or simply sit back and enjoy the discussion.

This event is free to the public and takes place on the front porch of the Reeves House.

 

FEATURED ARTIST

MAXINE HESS employs the structure of quilting to create fabric assemblages from rescued quilts, vintage clothing, and repurposed fabric scraps. Although textile art is often disparagingly referred to as “women’s work,” Hess positions herself as a visual sociologist who uses the medium as an expression of empowerment. Combining the feminine with the realities of the content, she provokes viewers’ thoughts and encourages dialogue. She seeks to make sense of inexplicable experiences by contrasting frayed, transparent fabrics and loose unfinished stitching with the tactile construction of quilting and the repetitive use of patterns

Maxine Hess is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Woodstock. She completed her initial studies at Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. Hess has exhibited nationally and internationally.

When
Time
TUESDAY, August 2
6:30-7:30pm

RSVP

RSVP’ing is encouraged to give us an idea of how many to expect and to help keep you in the loop with future events & happenings at the Reeves House. Each artist will present for 20-30 minutes.

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Admission
There is no charge for the Gallery or this event. We encourage you to RSVP in order to stay in the loop with future events and ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to program accessible experiences for our entire community.

Pets
Due to Health Department regulations in the Cafe and for the safety of the Gallery pieces, only service animals are permitted inside the building. 

Cleanliness
All surfaces will be wiped down and sanitized prior to opening.

Masks and Facial Coverings
Face coverings are encouraged during this event to ensure the safety of all guests and staff.

BECOME A SPONSOR

THE REEVES HOUSE IS A HOME FOR THE COMMUNITY TO DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW ABOUT EACH OTHER AND OURSELVES IN THE GALLERY. THIS SPACE WILL FEATURE ROTATING ART EXHIBITS FROM LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL ARTISTS. AS A SPONSOR, YOUR INVOLVEMENT WILL HELP PROGRAM THE GALLERY & events.

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