Spontaneity vs. Precision: Making Peace with Opposites
is the title given by artist Judy Schuster for her Allied Arts ART TALK to be held at 1:00pm, Sunday, May 21 in Conference Room #1 at the Cambria Center for the Arts.
Unlike many talented artists who stay solidly in their comfort zone while creating art, Schuster is constantly exploring new multi-media techniques to create her imaginative work. Her talk is designed to help her fellow artists dare to take chances and give themselves permission to loosen up and try new things.
Starting with fabric design classes at Cornell University and her lifetime love of weaving Schuster’s talent grew. She received a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from California State University Long Beach and did post-graduate work in computer graphics at UCLA to round out her education. A Fabric Arts Symposium at UCLA in 1971 inspired her to try art tapestry weaving. Her innovative explorations in this field lead her to create work that was shown in national and international exhibitions. However, her ingenuity wasn’t limited to textile techniques, she also explored painting, collage, and beadwork, sometimes incorporating several media in one work. Herself full of spontaneity, Schuster hopes to convey the “mood or atmosphere in her work to enable viewers to interpret each piece from their own perspective or experience”.
Schuster is well aware of the difficulty artists have leaving what they know and do well to try new techniques and ideas. She insists that it is important for artists to try new ways. She hopes her talk will inspire some Cambria artists to create even more imaginative work.