Marilyn da Silva
Public Talk
Montgomery Fellow Lecture

Marilyn da Silva

My Journey with Metal
February 23
Feb 23
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Alumni Hall 1h00m
Advance registration suggested. Tickets are also available onsite.

The metalsmith and sculptor tells stories through imagery and representational elements.

21/22 Public Talk

About Marilyn da Silva

Marilyn is Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland where she has been since 1987.  Before moving to California, she taught from 1978-87 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and her BS in Art Education at Bowling Green State University. Marilyn da Silva's work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements.  Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces.
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A Celebration of Making

A Celebration of Making

The Montgomery Fellows Program invites you to look at the productive labor of three remarkable craftspeople and discover within their work—and within yourselves—a sense that shaping a world with one's hands brings value and purpose to all our lives.

I've often heard da Silva's work described as visual poetry. It also resembles how dancers tell a story: they use movement, light and sound to express the emotion in a narrative; da Silva uses color, form, and materials blended with carefully chosen images to tell complex stories without words.

—Jeff Georgantes, Director of the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio
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