Who’s Hungry? Berlin Brunch
Join two of Blue Star’s Berlin Residency Alumni, Margaret Craig and Jennifer Ling Datchuk, in this quaint setting as they delve into their experiences of living and studying abroad in Berlin, Germany as artists-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, a non-profit organization that provides artists from around the world, yearlong residencies right in the heart of Berlin’s thriving arts district.
Those with a passion for art will delight in this unique FREE opportunity to sit and chat with these two artists one-on-one, and learn about their personal styles and process for creating compelling Contemporary Art.
About the artists:
Jennifer Ling Datchuk was born in Warren, Ohio and currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As the child of a Chinese immigrant and grandchild of Russian and Irish immigrants, the family histories of conflict she has inherited are a perpetual source for her work. She captures this conflict by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects and rituals that fix, organize, soothe, and beautify our lives. Trained in ceramics, her works often use a myriad of materials ranging from porcelain to fabric or embroidery. Datchuk holds an MFA in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in Crafts from Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio as well as Artpace to research the birthplace of porcelain in Jingdezhen, China.
Margaret Craig received a degree in Biology Secondary Education, a BS in Art and an MA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Texas at San Antonio.She invented Tar Gel Pressless Etching and has demonstrated that and other techniques at national conferences. She is often involved in trade portfolios and exhibits locally, nationally and internationally.Â Currently she is Professor and Chair of Printmaking at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX . Her original Biology degree has been a major influence in the visual and ecological context of her work, and her shop promotes a less toxic approach to printmaking.