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Artist Joyce J. Scott Discusses her Craft April 8

BOONE–World-renowned artist Joyce J. Scott will be a featured speaker during the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference 2000, hosted by Appalachian State University.

Scott will present “All Joyce All The Time” April 8, 2-3 p.m., in Plemmons Student Union’s Linville Falls Room. The public is invited to the free presentation.

Scott uses abstract beadwork to create social commentary. She achieves a valuable insight into the worlds of gender and race through her work. Her imagination runs the gamut as she creates powerful pieces from beads and thread. The beads become figurative sculptures and jewelry. In addition, she uses weavings, quilts and handmade clothing to expand her artistic vision. Scott also is a recognized performance artist.

The Baltimore, Md., native earned her bachelor’s degree from the Maryland

Institute’s College of Art. She received a master’s of fine art degree from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. She also studied at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

Artistic talent is common in Scott’s family. Her mother, Elizabeth Scott, a quilter whose work is laden with African influence, had a significant influence in her daughter’s artistic development. Together they present an inventive and highly charged exhibition created by a combination of scholarly discourse and adaptive storytelling.

For more information about the women’s studies conference or Scott’s presentation, call (828) 262-7603.