Lecture with Sonya Philip
Lecture with Sonya Philip
Date/ Time: November 8th 2019 7-8:30pm
Price: $25 non member
Sonya Philip is an artist, writer and designer who conceived of 100 Acts of Sewing in 2012 as a social practice art project. She sewed and documented one hundred dresses in one year. Since then, the project has expanded to include a line of patterns and a forthcoming book. Sonya is excited to share the importance sewing and the way in which wearing what you make can create happiness.
About the Artist:
Sonya Philip has always made things. It's the way things were done in her family. Her father, an architect from Australia, spent weekends laying brick in the backyard or remodeling the house. Her mother, an interior designer from the Philippines, designed and sewed her own wedding dress. Both parents encouraged her to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handcrafted.
Sonya studied drawing and printmaking in high school with every intention of going to art school. Life intervened, as did other areas of fascination, eventually leading to an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Preferring to work in project series, Sonya practices what she calls 'conceptual craft'. More examples of her art can be found at www.sonyaphilip.com. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her husband and three children.
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