Sarah Marriage to Deliver 2017 Phillip Tennant Artisan Lecture at Herron School of Art and Design

INDIANAPOLIS — Herron School of Art and Design is pleased to present furniture-maker Sarah Marriage as the second speaker in the Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture series, to take place at 5:30 p.m. on February 27.

Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. She studied architecture at Princeton University in New Jersey, and fine woodworking at The College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Her work has been shown at design fairs and galleries across the United States including Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, American Craft Show in Baltimore, and Pritam & Eames in East Hampton. She is a member of The Furniture Society Board of Trustees and was awarded the 2015 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship to support the creation of A Workshop of Our Own, opening in March 2017.

Marriage will discuss her pathway into furniture design by way of architecture and structural engineering. She will also talk about how her experiences in the craft industry have shaped her current undertaking—a collaborative woodshop for women and gender nonconforming craftspeople in Baltimore, Maryland.

This artist talk is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St. on the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Parking is available, courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis. Park in the visitor section of the Sports Complex Garage (west of Herron’s Eskenazi Hall), or park on the upper floors of the Riverwalk Garage (south of the Sports Complex Garage) until 6 p.m. Park on any floor after 6 p.m. Bring your parking ticket to the Herron galleries for validation.

About The Phillip Tennant Artisan Lecture Series

Established in honor of the founding instructor of Herron’s Furniture Design program, the lecture series connects students and the larger arts community with distinguished crafts persons who are shaping the future of furniture design, fabrication, and other related fields. The series is made possible with endowed funds from the generosity of James W. and Nancy C. Smith. 

About Herron School of Art + Design

Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the only accredited, professional school of art and design in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). With more than 50 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs, the Herron curriculum prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities. Herron is an engaged community and regional partner including five public galleries, community learning programs, and the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life. 

For more information, visit herron.iupui.edu.

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