Late January

17.00"W x 11.00"H x 1.0"D

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: year, new, king, luther, martin, china, chinese, portrait, political, craft, paper, red, dragon, layers, snake, papercut

Media: rice paper, cut, gouache

Size: 17"W x 11"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

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"Late January", a double-layer paper cut, combines references to two holidays that happen to coincide on the calendar, Martin Luther King day and Chinese New Year. The fact that MLK's memorial was built in China has inspired discussions about how the leader's messages of non-violence and equality are relevant there. King's birthday was in the year of the snake, the same year in which the piece was completed. Frame included.

I earned a BA in art at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. For two years I taught foundations art at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, while working on public art in Madison and Milwaukee. I moved to Irvine, CA in 2010, where I worked as a full time artist and member of Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. I currently live in the DC area and teach at Arlington Arts Center and US Arts Center. I am VP of Membership for the Guild of American Papercutters and founder of Greater Westover Studio Tour. My work has appeared in over ninety solo and group exhibits throughout the country.

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