Artist Talks

Artist talks are free and open to all ages. Coffees, smoothies, beer, wine and snacks are available in the STARworks Café and Taproom. The Wildfire Pizza truck will be on site at 5:30pm. Artists will present slides and discuss their work. Please use the café entrance.

Enjoy Nick Allen and Kristen Thompson Live in the Café immediately following the slideshow presentation. 

Kevin Lips and Michael Hernandez

Thursday, July 12, 5:30pm

Kevin Lips

Kevin Lips is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  His work is engaged in the distillation of enigmatic forms, direct gestures, and brute materials, in the questioning of temporality. He has a BFA with honors from the University of Iowa and is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Award.

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez has been working with glass since the age of 16. He holds a BFA from Emporia State University (KS) and an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NY). Utilizing a range of glass processes and mixed media, his work engages materiality in an exploration of visual dynamics through formal fanaticism. Through a sardonic voice, Michael belies ideas of wonderment and eroticism, entropy and fear. He is currently Assistant Professor and Head of Glass at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.