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Artist Statement
As a maker, I am inspired by the memories of my childhood spent along coastal Rhode Island with family. I brought life to these memories most recently by designing and hosting a dinner gathering in March. This gathering, held within my own home, was intended to bring together local artisans and community members alike. I invited them to experience my memories through food and craft. The food was inspired by my family’s cultural Italian traditions that they have upheld throughout the years. The textiles created represented the time I have spent with my family at our beach house and along the ocean. Hand-­drawn imagery, photographic content and personal writings layered upon each piece help to cohesively fuse together my theme and intent.

Biography
Jessica Beer is a multimedia artist and current resident of Portland Maine. In 2015, she received a bachelors degree in Fine Art, with a concentration in printmaking. Working primarily with printed matter and textile design, she brings to life her memories of growing up along coastal Rhode Island. Her current body of work is about the objects, as well as the experience. She hosted a dinner gathering, creating all aspects of the meal, from table linens to the food eaten. By inviting her guests into her own home, she shares with them the cultural traditions upheld by her family.

Image List
1. Table Setting, 2015, Letter press menu and invitation on paper, hand-built and painted ceramic plates, hand sewn muslin table cloth and square linen napkin with silk screen and Cyanotype images
2. Side View of Table Setting, 2015, Hand sewn muslin table cloth and linen napkin with silk screen and Cyanotype images, letterpress menu and invitation
3. Blue Space, 2015, Hand built and painted ceramic plates, hand sewn, muslin table cloth and linen napkin with silk screen and Cyanotype images
4. Menu with Plate Setting, 2015, Letter press menu and invitation on paper, hand built and painted ceramic plates, hand sewn muslin table cloth and linen napkin with silk screen and Cyanotype images
5. Menu and Invitation, 2015, Letterpress menu and invitation on paper, hand sewn muslin table cloth and linen napkin with silk screen and Cyanotype images
6. Studio Portrait

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