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Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Shannon Rose Moriarty, Juror, Summer Juried Show 2019
July 13, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Coffee Break series pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and Q&A in our gallery with the artists themselves.
Featuring: Shannon Rose Moriarty, Juror, Transitions: Summer Juried Show 2019
Shannon Rose Moriarty is a teaching artist who believes in the creative power of authenticity. She successfully motivates others to grow by encouraging self expression and curiosity through playful experimentation, creative problem solving, and artistic decision making. She serves at-risk youth at Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy in Philadelphia, where she built a comprehensive arts & humanities curriculum intentionally focused on bringing the art of living into the classroom. At Abington Art Center, Moriarty energizes ceramics enthusiasts who each recognize and meet their personal creative goals; as well as adult artists with special abilities at the YWCA in Princeton, NJ; who together, prove to be the strongest example of a supportive artistic community. Shannon is also a founding member of the artist-run gallery space, Spillway Collective, where she joyfully curates inclusive and collaborative exhibitions.She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics, a minor in art education and, a Pennsylvania PK-12 art teaching certification from Arcadia University in 2015.
Shannon will speak about the process of jurying and curating Transitions: Summer Juried Show 2019, on view from June 14 – July 26, 2019.
Transitions is a juried exhibition acknowledging the cyclical phase of transformation between the relinquished end & the revived beginning. By exploring energized peacefulness & embracing duality, we are able to find solace in the pieces of the present.
Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum