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Virtual Studio Tour with Artist David Harper Clemons

February 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Join metalsmith David Harper Clemons for the final visit of SAAM’s Virtual Studio Tour series. Clemons takes the audience on a tour of his North Carolina-based studio, where he creates art that explores identity and gives meaning to objects that extend beyond their expected uses. Prior to his relocation to North Carolina, Clemons taught in the art department of University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where he created and headed the metalsmithing and jewelry department. Participants have the opportunity to see the tools Clemons regularly uses in his work and ask him questions in a live chat. Clemons’s artwork The Weight of Deferred Gratification, is featured in the exhibition This Present Moment: Crafting A Better World at SAAM’s Renwick Gallery.

Image: The Weight of Deferred Gratification, 2019, sterling silver, stainless steel, brass, glass, and mahogany with corn, wild rice, and wheat, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery and the 40th anniversary of the Alliance, 2022.22A-M, © 2022, David Harper Clemons.

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February 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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