October 11 – October 27 , 2013
Whimsically Funny Papier People, the art of Naava Naslavsky will open with an artist reception at Bluestem Missouri Crafts on Artrageous Friday, October 11, 6-9PM.
Naava will also be at Bluestem on Saturday October 12 from 10 a.m. until 1 p. m. demonstrating her techniques and talking about her work.
Four years ago, Naava started sculpting with papier-maché, creating whimsical and funny characters, both men and women, full of humor and bright colors that make you smile.
Born and raised in Israel, Naava calls herself a “night-artist.” In her real life, day-job she is a scientist, doing biomedical research in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. When she is not in her lab, she “dives” into her art as a way of balancing and utilizing “the other side of the brain”. In her papier-maché sculptures, her science fully feeds into her art, as several objects from the lab end up incorporated in the sculptures (including the scientific papers that are shredded to become paper pulp, along with pipettes, syringes and such.)
Opening reception, Friday, October 11, 6-9PM