Are You Curious?
Are you wondering about the purpose of the large sheets suspended in the Atrium of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA)? Imagine the dry, sun bleached, peeling, concrete walls of the public space in an Egyptian village and follow the street into a private, personal space.
Egyptian/American artist, Yasmine Kasem returns to SJI to discuss her sculptural installation, “Mascricani” which means “between two worlds.” With one foot in each culture, Kasem is daily confronted by dozens of choices. She will address her purposeful selection of materials which signify various aspects of the story of her art, from elaborately patterned fabrics to concrete encrusted burlap, each material is intentionally selected as a metaphor. Kasem will present a visual chronology of her work which laid the foundation for “Mascriani” as well as images of new work from her current studio practice.
The public is invited to a FREE interpretation of “Mascriani” by San Diego based Egyptian/American artist, Yasmine Kasem at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 24 in the SJIMA studio workshop. We encourage you to hear her interesting story. Sponsored by RaVae Luckhart, Kenmore Air and the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 540 Spring St, Friday Harbor, WA. Hours are Friday-Monday, 11-5. Admission is $10 and free for members and those 18 and under.