ART TAP episode 057





On tap this week is a conversation with natural and found materials sculptor, Bonnie Zimmer.  We talk about her development as a “maker” from sewing to weaving to basketry to natural materials constructions.  She also discusses her upcoming exhibit, “Legacies,” at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the accumulated natural materials and detritus that are combined to create its unique forms.  (http://www.artlafayette.org/future-exhibits)  The show opens on September 21, with an opening reception on October 5, and will run through November 25.  Bonnie’s website is http://www.bonniezimmer.com.

Bonnie’s Look-Ups are two books she used in curriculum and still refers to – “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert (https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726) (& TED talk by the author) and “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon (https://austinkleon.com/steal/).

*Note: ART TAP will be recording in the Long Center Pavilion during the downtown Gallery Walk this Friday, September 20. Come join me at the microphone to share your thoughts on the arts in greater Lafayette, events you’re most looking forward to in the coming arts season, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/events/294971537948708/

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