Asssitant Professor Demitra Thomloudis is an invited presenter at the 38th Yuma Art Symposium, held February 23–25, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. This immersion art event hosts exhibitions, events, demonstrations and presentations given by nationally and internationally recognized emerging artists. It is one of the most eclectic educational arts forums in the country. This year’s ten invited presenters represent various discipines including metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, mixed media, and sculpture.
Thomloudis will discuss her formal and conceptual use of alternative materials within the format of jewelry and provide insight on the development of specific techniques, innovative solutions, and material research strategies, includign how she works directly with materials inspired by site-specific locations. In tandem the lecture will identify other significant contemporary jewelers and projects among the global community who commonly align with similar practices and material/place inquiries.
Thomloudis joined the Dodd faculty in fall 2016. She received her MFA from San Diego State University and her BFA form the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work is recognized nationally and internationally and she has been invited to exhibit, lecture, and teach at institutions, fairs, and events such as SOFA Chicago, Athens Jewelery Week (Greece), and the Penland School of Crafts, to name a few. Artist residencies include a year long appointment at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Smitten Forum. Thomloudis is included in publications such as 500 Plastic and Resin Jewelery and 500 Resin Objects, The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects, and Inspiration.
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