Judson alum to present lecture, exhibit in Draewell Gallery
On Friday, Oct. 5, Judson University's Art and Design Department will welcome alumna Maria Amalia Wood, Class of 2006, back to campus to give a lecture in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, Room 221, 1151 N. State St., Elgin.
Shortly after her presentation, a reception will follow with the artist in the Draewell Gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Wood holds a bachelor's degree in General Art, with a minor in Visual Communications, from Judson and an MFA in Textile Art and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Pieces from her "Tengo un Nombre" collection will be on display through Nov. 16 in the Draewell Gallery.
A native of Honduras, Wood maintains a studio in Madison, Wisconsin, and enjoys working with textiles, papermaking and community-focused storytelling.
She is also a designer with more than seven years of experience in product development and draws upon "material culture, the natural environment, and the complexities of a life lived in between cultures" in her work.
To learn more about Maria Amalia Wood, visit www.mariaamalia.com.