National Postal Museum Hosts Virtual Wine & Design

By Editorial Team on October 19, 2020
Courtesy of National Postal Museum.
Event: Thursday, October 22 from 5:30-6:30PM

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was a groundbreaking artist who is primarily recognized for her beautiful and intricate wire sculptures. However, she was also a passionate arts educator. Asawa strongly believed everyone should be empowered to create and experience art in their own lives. USPS recently released commemorative Ruth Asawa Forever stamps depicting several of Asawa’s sculptures. Building upon this postal connection, we will further explore her legacy through a unique virtual event that encourages art for all through homemade creations.

Join the National Postal Museum on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm for a virtual Wine & Design crafting happy hour. The program is inspired by the Milk Carton Sculpture booklet*, which Asawa co-authored. This slim publication provided step-by-step instructions on making homemade geometric sculptures out of milk cartons. Participants will channel Asawa’s creativity under the expert direction of artist Katelyn Wood as she guides us through a few easy design ideas. The supplies you will need to craft along with us are listed below.

This is a free program, but pre-registration at the tickets link is required. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Scotch tape
  • Cardboard strips (It’s ideal, but not necessary, to cut these strips prior to the program. Katelyn will be demonstrating creations using strips that are 4 inches long and ½ wide. Thinner cardboard works best—either milk cartons or cardboard from boxes of aluminum cans.)
  • Your beverage of choice

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:
Katelyn Wood: Katelyn was born in Beckley, West Virginia and moved to Harrisonburg, Virginia at a young age. She graduated from James Madison University in 2012 with a B.F.A in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. She received an M.F.A. in Studio Art from American University in 2016 and participated in the GlogauAIR Residency Program in Berlin, Germany. An interdisciplinary artist, she uses a deconstructive and re-assemblage process to create layered spatial environments and pattern based work. She currently resides in Broadway, VA and works as an adjunct professor at James Madison University.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-design-ruth-asawa-tickets-124589617901

Museum website: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D148534733