Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I will be the keynote speaker for Miami-Dade Kendall's "Arts & Letters Day" on Tuesday, March 31st, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120. Free and open to the public.

"Kate Kretz will discuss the creative process in the expansive context of her work, from the ancient practice of silverpoint and encaustic, to painting, clothing as sculpture, and embroidery using human hair.

Her provocative and sometimes controversial work is the result of "following threads" that include ever-shifting combinations of research, tapping into the subconscious, listening to The Universe, and pushing the boundaries of materials in search of her idiosyncratic vision."

I did not pen this, but it is gathered from various accurate sources: I almost cut part of the above description before posting, but stopped, because it's true: The Universe tells me what to make.