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Bead Artists

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Zoomzaam
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 20:47:38 EDT


To the person interested in doing lessons in beads:
Liza Lou's work is a really fun contemporary example of beads used to extreme
in art. She makes monumental scuptures with tiny glass beads, the kind often
used for embroidery. An article on her just appeared in Tuesday's New York
Times (June 30) in the Living Arts section. She is also in the June 98 issue
of Art in America. She will appearing very soon in People magazine. And she
has had 2 extensive articles in the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times
around May 17. If you are impressed by her work (it would be hard not to be),
you can call the Santa Monica Museum of Art and order a catalog over the
phone. The number is 310.586.6488. They cost $20 + tax + shipping and
handling. It's a beautiful little catalog and great to have if you are a bead
lover. The visual impact of her work is not that easy to describe. She uses
beads in an original way and it will certainly wow even the most reluctant HS
student.
Another exhibit that focused on beads was at UCLA's Fowler Museum. The number
is 310.825.4361. The exhibit is called "Beads, Body and Soul: Art and Light
in the Yoruba Universe". The Yoruba are a people of West Africa and they are
considered among the world's master bead workers. They use beads for many
purposes and it is all beautifully artistic.
Hope this helps. Asuka.