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Art on the Square: Meet your local Artists

Art on the Square returns Friday, Meet your local Artist Kit Davey.

YO REDWOOD CITY!
If there is it must be summer! Judging by the crowds, everyone is ready!  We are really excited to welcome back Art on the Square for a sixth year.  This Friday, June 15th will be the first Art on the Square for 2012.  Just in time for Father's Day (hint hint).  And we will have some terrific artists joining us for the first time, doing woodwork, glass, mosaics, and beautiful jewelry.  As usual Art on the Square will set up on Hamilton at Courthouse Square.  Come "Shop for Pop" and pick up an entry form at any Artist Booth.  We will give out four $25 Gift Certificates to use that night.
We would like to feature some of the fine Artists and Crafters you will see at Art on the Square, with an emphasis on our own local Redwood City Artists. There is great talent and creativity in our fair City and a wonderful opportunity to discover them at Art on the Square.  We hope you will support our local artists and our local economy.  
Artist Introduction:  Meet Kit Davey
Kit Davey is a Redwood City artist specializing in artist books, collage and assemblage.  Kit received her degree in Spanish Literature from Stanford University and her bilingual teaching credential from California State University Hayward.  She also has a Residential Interior Design Certificate from and has had her own design firm since 1991.  She is a self-taught artist.     
As a scrounger and recycler since her youth, she is a transformer of old things into new objects.  She teaches art classes for the Pacific Art League, Palo Alto Adult School, Foothill/ De Anza Community Services, and Art Workshops in Guatemala.  
She enjoys seeing her students apply new techniques and finding unusual ways to express their ideas.  She shows her work in many venues, but prefers Open Studio events. Her mantras are “art is everywhere” and ”just sit down and make something!” To see her work, please visit her website at www.Found-Object-Art.com.  You can contact her at kitdavey@aol.com
Artist’s Statement:    I am a born scrounger.  I like bright, shiny things.  Finding something that has been thrown away makes me curious and excited.  Old things give me ideas. When I find something, I cogitate.  I ponder.  I imagine.  I get an urge.  I am compelled to make something with it.  I introduce it to other old things. They begin having a new life together.  They get happy, and I get really happy. When people see them together, they get happy, too.  Or, they start thinking a little bit.
We are compelled to urge you to get really happy and see all the great art Kit has created.  There are some pictures attached to whet your appetite.  
See you on Friday, 5-8:30PM.  

Thanks every one!  Until next time, always follow your h'art!

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