The FAME Visiting Artist Program invites renowned professional artists to be a part of our annual FAME Festival and to visit area schools bringing their talents into the class room. Each artist is selected from a variety of artistic disciplines creating work that relates to the annual cultural focus of FAME. For 2020-2021 FAME’s theme is “Planet Earth”. In normal years, these artists visit classrooms to provide presentations and hands-on activities at local FAME member schools. If you like to be a FAME member school, click here. This year’s visiting Artist is Sayaka Ganz.
Sayaka Ganz is a Japanese sculptor. She was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Ganz identifies a strong Japanese influence in her work, even though she grew up in several countries. During her BFA studies at Indiana University Bloomington she explored various media, from ceramics to printmaking, before determining sculpture and welding as her expressive vehicles of choice. She met and married her husband Christopher Ganz, artist and professor in printmaking, during her time in Bloomington. Between 2002 and 2012 she taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). She has been living and working in Indiana for 15 years. You may find out more about Sayaka on her website and a copy of her current newletter on our blog page.
Your FAME membership of $25 allows you a link to our Visiting Artist tutorial.
Video will be available after the virtual Teacher’s Meeting on September 24, 2020