Talking Heads with Diana Farfán

‘Head’ to Paris Mountain for a unique experience


(Ed. note: The purpose of this post is fundraising for the South Carolina Arts Foundation, a partner of the S.C. Arts Commission. Similar posts going forward will utilize the “PROMOTION” tag in the tags listed.)

Enjoy a day on Paris Mountain with artist Diana Farfán and create a work of art under the instruction of the artist.

Farfán’s studio is set in a picturesque environment with spectacular views of downtown Greenville. Upon arrival, participants will enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres before settling in to hear about Farfán’s artistic journey from Bogotá, Colombia to Columbia and Greenville, where she currently resides.

The artist who created the Bread and Circus series, We Marionette, the Dream Life of Broken Toys and the Toy Republic will discuss these works and the origins of the Heads.

With interest piqued and creative juices flowing, participants will spend about two hours designing and hand painting (with underglazes) their own head which has been formed and bisque-fired by the artist prior to the workshop. Each head measures approximately 7” x 5” x 3”. The artist will add the finishing touches before kiln firing the works at a later date.

The day ends watching a beautiful sunset and enjoying a tapas meal at the artist’s home.

Bonus Experience: Participants are invited to the Kiln Opening (date and time to be determined).


About the Artist

Diana Farfán was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She received a BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and a Master of Fine Art in ceramics and sculpture at the University of South Carolina in 2010. Farfán also studied at the University of Anchorage (Alaska) and at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan as exchange student.

Farfán is a 2019 Liberty Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


Experience Details

Cost: $300
Package includes one bisque-fired ceramic head, workshop instruction, materials, light fare and dinner. Participants must provide their own round-trip transportation to artist’s studio.

Capacity: Just 12. The experienced is envisioned as an intimate gathering.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

Times: Noon-4:30 p.m., workshop; 5-7 p.m. cocktails and tapas meal

To reserve your space in this intimate, unique gathering, please contact Harriett Green (hgreen@arts.sc.gov).


 

Talking Heads on Paris Mountain is organized by the South Carolina Arts Foundation. The Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to support the programs of the South Carolina Arts Commission through fundraising in the private sector.


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