Noted Fiber Artist Joyce Kliman Speaks During Common Hour at Genesee Community College

In the world of wearable art, Joyce Kliman is an esteemed artist known for using fabric to blend colors, designs, beads, threads and images, but also imbuing her work with strong multicultural symbols and dynamic stories drawn from her extensive travels throughout the world. Genesee Community College is pleased to announce a presentation by Ms. Kliman during the College's "Common Hour" on Thursday, March 25th from 12:30-2:00 PM in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building. Sponsored by Genesee's Global Education Committee, the seminar is open to the public.

Having recently earned her Master's degree in art therapy, Ms. Kliman melded her talents as a fiber artist and art therapist in a thesis project entitled, "The Healing Power of Art: The Coat of Art Therapy." Her work has taken her around the globe and inspired a wealth of clothing designs and projects from dozens of cultures. "I have seen the healing power of art in myself and in various tribal people who still participate in traditional crafts," she explained and describes how these experiences have motivated her work and led to her award winning "Coats of Culture." Ms. Kliman is a self-taught artist with almost a legacy of sewing experiences and projects. She designed theater costumes for fifteen years, and then inspired by her travels, she began JK Designs, a multicultural wearable art line of clothing. Ms. Kliman currently resides in Victor, NY.

For further information, please contact Dr. Karin E. Kovach-Allen, Dean of Genesee's Human Communications and Behavior division at 585-343-7598.

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