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Tia Salmela -Keobounpheng

Featured Maker Talk: Practicing Creativity

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Finnish-American designer and artist, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng, is best known for the bold and colorful laser-cut jewelry that she started making almost ten years ago. She will talk about her approach to designing jewelry collections and her recent pivot to hand-crafting jewelry from metal. She will share insight into her personal journey from burn-out to rekindling her creative fire and ultimately tapping into the power of nurturing a daily creative practice through a 100 day project that will culminate on July 12th. Tasking herself with one watercolor a day to balance each day's creative-entrepreneur work of running a jewelry business with an hour of creativity simply for enjoyment, she titled the project #100daysofcreativebalance. For one day only, all 100 original pieces from the project will be on display at ASI before, during, and after her talk.

Tia Salmela Keobounpheng is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Cost: 
Included with festival admission

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