Friday, June 14th
The Nonprofit Village
31 W. 31st Street, Kansas City MO 64108
Lizzie Green, based in Kansas City, MO, is a multimedia fiber artist and writer. Raised in Chicago by two artists, she was introduced to a creative lifestyle at a young age. Her latest body of work uses repurposed textiles to fabricate collages, quilts, and soft sculpture installation to explore topics of nostalgia, familiarity and sense of home in an urban environment. Green received her BFA in Fiber in 2017 at the Kansas City Art Institute, and now teaches art part-time to high school students for a local nonprofit while maintaining her studio practice.
Kevin Jean Paul is a writer from the Kansas City area.
Growing up in El Paso, Chico Salvador Sierra began crossing borders early. As a Mexican-American, he knows that sometimes borders can be fixed and severe, like crossing back and forth between Mexico and the United States. But oftentimes, borders are blurry or even non-existent. Sierra has moved from the United States, to Mexico, Canada, Germany, the Philippines and back. He is conscious of the flux of cultural diversity. That, in combination with the theme of blurred borders, is expressed in the different mediums of Sierra's art.