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Kim Cridler: The Descriptive Line

Artist Kim Cridler delivers the keynote lecture (May 25, 2016) for the Zoom Milwaukee symposium. Her talk, “The Descriptive Line” reflects on the conceptual and formal interests Cridler has drawn from the decorative arts, vernacular art forms, and ideas about craft. In it she touches on issues of repetition, beauty and originality, and the struggle towards change in the development of her studio and public art works.

Zoom Milwaukee (May 25 – 29, 2016) was a 4-day symposium on craft and innovation hosted by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing program. Over 250 makers, writers, and innovators came together to discuss the future of craft in 10 lectures and 27 workshops. The Chipstone Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Zoom symposium.

Kim Cridler is a metalsmith who has taught in art programs across the country including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Michigan, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the Penland School of Crafts.