Re-narrating a Master: Craft Reflections on Keith + Kari

Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Join the Museum of Art for an afternoon dialogue exploring the exhibition Keith + Kari through the research lens of Dr. Suzanne Schmidt.


Suzanne Schmidt is a Visiting Professor in the Justice, Community & Leadership program at Saint Mary's College. Her research examines realist and literary craft narratives and the role of crafting labors in domestic fiction and multi-ethnic American literature. She is the Education Director for the Social Justice Sewing Academy and was a 2016-17 Citizenship fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and a 2019-2020 Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow at Mills College. Recent publications include an article in the Journal of Migration and Development titled, “Precarious Craft: a Feminist Commodity Chain Analysis” and a book chapter titled "Craft as a Pedagogy of Hope" in Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats. 


Keith + Kari 

Kari Marboe, a contemporary ceramic artist living and working in the Bay Area, creates site-specific work in response to the 19th century California landscape painter, William Keith. Kari explores how form, materials, and aesthetics can record a site's meaning and representation of truth. On view through December 12, 2021, Keith + Kari uncovers and builds forth a physical layer of earth and representation, adding an exploratory dimension to the rhetoric and observations of the California landscape and how "truth of place" can shift yet remain the same. 


This program is FREE and open to all. 






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Re-Narrating a Master