Video Preview: ACC Library Salon Series Featuring Emily Nachison

Video Preview: ACC Library Salon Series Featuring Emily Nachison

Emily Nachison Horse Heads

Artist Emily Nachison works primarily in cast glass, a technique that has been in use for thousands of years.

Courtesy of the artist

For our Library Salon Series event on May 10, we are excited to host glass and installation artist Emily Nachison. Nachison will be visiting us from Portland, Oregon, where she is the fiber art chair and an assistant professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. A recent participant in Bullseye’s residency program, Nachison will be speaking about her time at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland, in 2014 and 2015, as well as delving into her recent work which “investigates the use of story, symbols, and materiality to mythologize natural phenomena, escapism, and the desire for secret knowledge.”

Emily Nachison is also one of our 2017 Rare Craft Fellowship Award finalists. We were able to catch up with her at the awards ceremony in New York to ask her a little bit about what craft means to her. Check out the video and be sure to join us on May 10 to hear more about her practice and experiences. 

Presented by the American Craft Council, the Library Salon Series is a series of free public presentations exploring craft, making, and art.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.