Jennie Becker, l'artista americana che esporrà a Spoleto, dal 12 al 28 marzo

Jennie Becker, l'artista che esporrà a Spoleto dal 12 al 28 marzo.


 di Mariolina Savino

Jennie Becker sarà ospite presso la galleria "La Bottega dell'Arte" in vicolo del Mercato a Spoleto dal 12 al 28 marzo, giorno di Pasquetta con le sue meravigliose opere artistiche.
L'artista americana, giunta a Spoleto per la sua personale che sarà inaugurata il 12 marzo, Vi aspetta per farVi ammirare le meraviglie artistiche e vivere un momento piacevole e conviviale.
Tutti sono invitati a partecipare.










 Biografia

Jennie Becker
Education
Masters of Fine Arts, Ceramic Arts, Wichita, State University, Wichita, Kansas 1990
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ceramic Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 1988
General Studies, Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1984-85
Retail Business Management, Trenton Junior College, Trenton, Missouri, 1981-82

Honors
First Place Award
, KCPT TV 19 Auction Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997
Second Place Award, USA Today, 2nd
Denton Texas, 1996
Annual National Juried Ceramic Exhibition, Denton Arts Council,
First Place Award, Wichita, River Festival Parade, Non-Commercial Division, Children’s Museum Float,
1992
Outstanding Elementary School Volunteer for Arts in Education, Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, 1992
Peak Program Grant Recipient, Kansas Arts Commission, International Exchange of Art with 11 different
countries, 1991-92
Second Place Award, Wichita, Riverfestival Parade, Non-Commercial Division, Children’s Museum Float,
1991
Honor Award, Juried Platter Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma, May 1991
Presidential Recognition Award, Project Beauty of Wichita, Emerson Tile Project, 1991
Delano Maggard Grant Recipient, Photographic Research of Wildflowers Native to Kansas 1989
Clayton Staples Scholarships, Graduate Tuition & Stipends, Wichita State University, 1988-90
Merit Scholarships, Maple Woods Art Department, Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City,
Missouri, 1984-85

Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition,
Weidamen Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, December 2004 –
January 2005
2 Person Exhibition, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, April 2004
Solo Exhibition, The Floor Studio, Phoenix, Arizona, October 3, 2003 – January 15, 2004
Synthesis of Clay” 3 Clay Artists Exhibition, 36th
Education for the Ceramic Arts, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, March 2002
Annual Conference of the National Council on
Holiday Tables” Annual Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, November, 2001
Clay Cup VII” National Juried Competition & Exhibition, University Museum, Southern
Illinois University, Carbondale, Spring 1999
“Say It With Clay” 4 Clay Artists, City Arts, Wichita, Kansas, Fall 1998
Hard Hat Invitational Exhibition, City Arts, Wichita, Kansas, October 1997
Wichita National Juried Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita Kansas 1997
Three Person Exhibition, Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, Fall 1996
“USA Today” National Juried Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, Fall 1996
2nd
Topeka Competition 20” National Juried Exhibition, Topeka Kansas, March 1996
place award winner
“Decorating the Domestic” Solo Exhibition, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita, State University,
Wichita, Kansas, November 1995
USA Today” National Juried Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, May 1995
Ken Ferguson Auction Benefit Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri,
March 1995
Two Person Exhibition, Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kansas, November 1994
3d Faculty of WSU Exhibition, Erman B White Gallery, Butler County Community College,
El Dorado, Kansas, November 1994
Fruit Wine & Nudes” Invitational Exhibition, Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, Fall 1994
Wichita Symphony Show House, Work Exhibited, Wichita, Kansas 1994
Tabletop Concepts ’94” National Invitational Exhibition, Dinnerware, Henry Hope School of
Fine Arts at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, April 11-18, 1994
96th
Women in the Arts Invitational Exhibition
, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler County Community
Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society at the Indianapolis Convention Center, April 1994
College, Butler, Kansas, March 1994
Invitational Exhibition at Larkspurs, Wichita, Kansas, Winter, 1994
A Brush with Life, Art Auction & Benefit, Mental Health Association, Wichita, Kansas, May 1993
Women in the Arts Invitational Exhibition, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler County Community
College, Butler, Kansas, March 1993
One Person Invitational Exhibition, Hesston College Gallery, Hesston Kansas, February 1993
Tenth Bienual Faculty Exhibition, Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, State University, January 1993
Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri, Winter 1992/93
National Invitational Exhibition, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, Spring 1992
Six States of Clay, Juried Exhibition
Platter National Juried Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma, May 1991
, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, Fall 1991
Topeka National Juried Exhibition, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, Kansas, April 1991
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, May 1990
Clay in Henrion, Three Person Exhibition, McFarland Gallery, Wichita, Kansas, September 1989
Eighth Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Edwin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University,
October 1988
Side By Side, Continuing Education Faculty of KCAI w/Student Work, (Faculty Exhibitor
Kemper-Crosby Gal ery, Kansas City Art Institute, KCMO, summer 1988
)
Two Person Exhibition, First Bank of Gladstone, Gladstone, Missouri, summer 1988
Artful Living Benefit Auction for Scholarship Funds, Invitational Show
Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, KCMO, May 1988
, Kemper-Crosby
Continuing Education Faculty of KCAI, Group Exhibition, Wyandotte County Library, Kansas
City, Kansas, February 1988
Form and Function Group Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Spring
1987
Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City,
Missouri, 1985, 1986, 1987
Lenexa National 3 Dimensional Art Show, Lenexa, Kansas 1985

Permanent Collections

Rudd Winery, Napa Valley, California, 2002
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas 2000

Koch Industries, Wichita, Kansas 1999

Purdy Museum, American Ceramic Society, Westervil e, Ohio, 1997
Paine Webber, Office of Jan Johnson, Wichita, Kansas 1999

Emprise Bank of Wichita, Investment Offices, Wichita, Kansas 1999

City of Wichita, City Parks, Wichita, Kansas 1998

Permanent Installation & Public Art Projects

Flint Hills National Golf Club, Flint Hills National Member-Guest Golf Tournament Trophy Cups, Wichita,
Kansas, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

“Natures Shelter” Mural Installation, Dr. Steckley Collection, Wichita, Kansas 2004

“”Water Lillie Garden”
Porcelain Curtain Mural, Otis Smith Collection, Wichita, Kansas, 2003

“Through Excellence We Can Lead”,
Mosaic Mural (5 panel screen), Phoenix Traditional Magnet
Elementary School, Traveling Exhibition, Arizona, October 2003

Homage to Twin Towers, World Peace Sculpture
, Rainbows United Corporation ECAP Program,
Installed at Wichita State University
Child Development grounds, Wichita, Kansas, May 2002

Patriotic Relief Collage/Mural, Kensler Elementary, Wichita, Kansas, Spring 2002

Patriotic Flag Fence Mural, Ceramic drawings, Seltzer Elementary School, Wichita, Kansas, Spring 2002

“Faces of Hope Project”
, 500 Ceramic Faces, Auction Benefit Fundraiser – United Methodist Urban
Ministries, Feature Mask for Brochure, Wichita, Kansas 2003

Faces of Hope” Project”, 500 Ceramic Faces Auction Benefit Fundraiser – United Methodist Urban
Ministries, Feature Mask for Brochure, Wichita, Kansas, 2000-01

Patriotic Mural, Lions Elementary School, Lions, Kansas 2001

K 96 Bike Path, ½ Mile Markers, Mosaic (9 total), Wichita, Kansas
(Dimensions: 10’ long x 10” wide w/2’ post & 2’ base each) Spring 2001

Ceramic Garden Fence, Peterson Elementary, Wichita, Kansas, Spring 2000

Bathroom Environment Installation, Water Garden Tile Mural, Private Home, Debbie Stone,
Kansas City, Missouri, Fall 1999

Memorial Mural – When I Grow Up, Dodge Edison Elementary School, Wichita, Kansas, 1999
Homage to Na Guyen, Drive-by shooting victim

Ceramic Mural – Literature, Caldwell Elementary, (Sculpture Project, Public Art),
Wichita, Kansas, Spring 1999
Ceramic Mural – Water Wall, Vest Pocket Park, Downtown Wichita, Kansas, 1998
Outdoor garden scene, (dimensions: 6’ high x 65’ wide, curved wall surface)

Memorial Mural – Simon, North East Magnet High School, Wichita, Kansas, 1998
Homage to Simon Chlevechovich

Kitchen Environment Instal ation – Grapes & Flowers Tile Mural, Private Lake Point Home, Mary
Akins, Wichita, Kansas,
Spring 1998

Mix Media Mural Installation – Abstraction, Clark Elementary, (Sculpture Project, Public Art),
Wichita, Kansas, Spring 1998

Ceramic Mural Installation – Reading Books, Funston Elementary, (Sculpture Project, Public Art),
Wichita, Kansas, Spring 1998

Ceramic Mural, Inter Faith Ministries Conference Room, Wichita, Kansas, 1997
Faith, Seasons, and Religious Symbols

Ceramic Mural & Reception Desk, South High School, Wichita, Kansas 1997

Ceramic Mural – Old School House Frame, Peterson Elementary, (Sculpture Project, Public Art),
Wichita, Kansas 1997

Ceramic Mural – Global Issues, Mayberry Middle School, Wichita, Kansas 1997

Ceramic Mural – Mentoring, Enterprise Elementary, (Sculpture Project, Public Art) Wichita,
Kansas 1997

Ceramic Mural Room Installation, “Bathing With the Graces”, Private Home, Ehrlich Properties,
Wichita, Kansas 1996, (Published in “Wichita, Registry Magazine” Fall issue 1997)

Ceramic Mural Installation – Stratification Grammar, Century II Expo Hall, Wichita, Kansas
1993

Ceramic Mural, West High School, Wichita, Kansas 1992

Ceramic Mural, Emerson Open Magnet School, Wichita, Kansas, 1990
(Awarded Project Beauty of Wichita, Presidential Recognition)

Professional Experience

Kansas Commemorative Coin Commissioner,
Representative of the Kansas Arts Commission, 2003-05
Kansas Arts Commissioner, Governor appointed 3 year position to represent the State of Kansas.
Oversee the budget, its distribution and spending of funding al ocated to the arts for the State of Kansas.

School-To-Career Coordinator, Wichita High School South, Wichita, Kansas 1997-98
Duties to include: Coordinate all School-To-Career Activities, cluster development, and meetings.
Research STC development and Tech Prep programs. Build contacts with business and industries;
develop work based educational opportunities for students. Maintain contact with STC district
coordinator, State Coordinator, etc. Publish School-To-Career newsletter.
Development of Special Events:
City Development Symposium, Fall 1996 Contributors to city development of Wichita held lectures and hands-on interactive workshops for
students to experience City Development implementation processes. Contributors included the Cultural
Arts Director, Members of the City Manager’s Aesthetic Review Team Advisory Board and private
architects and engineers.
Establish and Develop a Symposium to include various businesses dealing with the Aviation industry,
education, and private sectors. Participants gave lectures and held hands-on workshops to a citywide
audience to create a link between education, business and technology related to aviation. Contributors
included Boeing Company, Cessna, Wichita State University, Wichita Area Technical College, Air National
Guard, Army National Guard, Dillons, and BEST program.
Aviation & Technology Symposium, Fall 1997

Selected Committee Member for State School-To-Work Initiatives to advise the National School-To-
Work Council.

Presentations for School-To-Career Initiatives:
National Tech Prep Conference, Nashvil e, Tennessee, Summer 1997
KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, Kansas February 1998

Educational Internship, The Boeing Company, Wichita, Kansas 1997
Duties to include: Work with Management in the Hardware Variability Control offices to analyze the
reason for employees having difficulty in understanding CATIA designs produced by engineers. Develop
curriculum to teach visualization techniques to enable employees to realize the visual aspects of those
Engineering Computerized 3D drawings (CATIA).

Elected Board Member, City Manager’s Aesthetic Review Team, Wichita, Kansas 1996 – 1999
Duties to include: Oversee and evaluate the aesthetic and functional qualities of all city development
projects.

Teacher, Wichita South High School, USD 259, Wichita, Kansas 1996=98
Duties include: Teach 3D Design, Mix Media design, Ceramics Courses. Maintain equipment, materials
and supplies.

Instructor, Wichita State University, Undergraduate & Graduate Levels, Wichita, Kansas
1992-1996
Duties include: Teach undergraduate and graduate level Ceramic courses, 3D Design courses, Mix Media
courses. Maintain equipment, materials and supplies. Oversee undergraduate program and graduate
assistant supervision of teaching basic ceramic courses.

Artist in Resident, Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, Spring 1993
Special Projects in working with students and developing artistic abilities
Sabbatical Replacement for the Head of Ceramics, Wichita State University, 1992
Duties include: Manage and oversee all Ceramic courses. Oversee all graduate teaching assistants,
Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Manage and maintain all equipment, materials and
facilities.

Art Program Director, Children’s Museum of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas, 1991-92
Duties include: Develop and implement all program and course activity. Produce all brochures for
advertisement, enrol ment, etc. Manage and oversee enrol ment, teaching staff, and course activity.
Hire and manage teachers. Teach Classes. Maintain facilities, equipment, materials and supplies.

Artist in Resident, Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, Spring 1992
Special projects in working with students and developing artistic abilities
Instructor Graduate Level Workshops, Ceramics, Wichita State University, Spring 1991
Duties Includes: Conduct specialized graduate level workshops for teachers needing
Re-certification

Specialized Workshops for youth, freelance, 1990-91

Ceramic Instructor, Wichita Parks & Recreation, Wichita, Kansas 1990
Duties to include: Conduct ceramic courses and maintain equipment, materials and supplies.

Graduate Teaching, Ceramics & Drawing, Wichita State University, 1988-90
Duties include: Conduct Ceramics Courses and assist in Drawing Courses.

Ceramic Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute, High School Program, 1986-88
Duties include: conduct Ceramic courses for High School program.

Assistant to Instructor, George Timmock, Kansas City Art Institute, Ceramic Degree
Program, Summer 1987
Duties include: assist instructor with class activity, fire kilns, make clay

Studio Assistant to Mr. Kenneth Ferguson, Kansas City, Missouri, 1988
Duties include: assist artist with personal work, maintain studio facilities.

Art Teacher, St. John Grade School, Grades K-8, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987-88
Duties include: develop and implement grade school art program.

Art Director/Instructor, Don Bosco Community Center, Kansas City Missouri, 1987-88
Duties include: develop and implement art program for underprivileged youth. Oversee
facilities, materials and supplies.

Assistant Teacher, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Creative Arts Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987
Duties include: assist instructor in children’s art courses

Floral Designer & Assistant to Photographer, Asterio Pascalini, Hallmark Cards Incorporated, 1985
Duties include: design floral arrangements and decorative sets for photographer.

Maintenance Coordinator Clerk, TWA Incorporated, Kansas City International Airport 1979-81
Duties include: schedule airplanes for flight activity. Assist management in scheduling aircraft
routine checks and maintenance. Write daily resumes of flight activity, aircraft needs, and flight log
accounts. Manage telephone communication and telecommunication with other airports concerning
flight activity.

Artistic Consulting Experience

Gossen-Livingston Incorporated,
Wichita, Kansas Project: Dodge City Historic District Street
Development 1999
Municipal Engineering IncorporatedDuties include: consult on street and landscape development plans.
, Wichita, Kansas, project: Seneca street development, 1996


Wilson & CompanyDuties include: consult on street development plans, artistic impact for gateway to gallery district.
, Wichita, Kansas, project: McLean Boulevard street development, 1994-95

Gossen-Livingston Incorporated
Duties include: consult in developing a pocket park to replace a downtown demolition
, Wichita, Kansas, project: Vest Pocket Park Development competition,
1994-95.
space. Design an artistic concept for a water feature.

Municipal Engineering
, Wichita, Kansas, projects: West Central Avenue street and development,
1994, Duties include: consult on street and landscape development plans.
Wilson-Darnell-Mann Architects
Duties include: create artistic distance markers for bike path, consult on trail and
, Wichita, Kansas, project: Chisolm Bike Trail development,
1994
landscaping plans.

Wilson-Darnell-Mann Architects
Duties include: consult on architectural & landscape development plans, identify
, Wichita, Kansas, project: Metropolitan Transit Authorities Bus
Station, 1991 (Pilot Project for Art in Public Places for Wichita)
spaces for artistic implementations, help design new bus logo and painting design.


Lectures & Juror Experience
Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City Missouri, March 2001

Juror, All Media Exhibition, East Central University, ADA Oklahoma, 1996

Juror /Lecturer, Kansas Arts Guild, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, May 1996

Workshops & Juror, ISAS Fine Arts Festival, Collegiate High School, Wichita, Kansas, April 1996

Juror, Kansas Arts Commission, Arts in Education Grant Award Panel, Topeka, Kansas 1995 

Juror/Lecturer, Kansas Art Guild, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, March 1995

Juror, Art In The Park, All Medias, Winfield Arts Council, Winfield, Kansas, October 1994

Juror, Kansas Arts Commission, Arts in Education Grant Award Panel, Topeka, Kansas 1994

Lecturer, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, March 1993

Lecturer, Artist Guild, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, March 1993

Lecturer, Heston College Gallery, Heston, Kansas, February 1993

Lecturer, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Ks, January 1993

Lecturer/Workshop, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, March 1992

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