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Cassia Kite


Artist talk, panel discussion, soundstitching performances and gallery opening

Monday, March 26
6 p.m.

Charles Johnson Theater

free and open to the public


This event will include original musical performances inspired by the hand-stitched tapestries of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and Bearcat Stadium. Performances by the Northwest saxophone quartet (Mr. Joseph Tomasso, composer), Northwest Jazz Combo (Dr. William Richardson, arranger), and pianist Dr. Jiwon Choi (Northwest student James Cookinham, composer). Cassia has hand-stitched tapestries of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and Bearcat Stadium.

Soundstitching is an interdisciplinary, multimedia project that transforms color from a hand-stitched image into a musical composition that can be interpreted by a musician and/or performance artist. The result is an organic combination of three forms of art into one collaborative, multisensory experience.

About the Guest Artist

Cassia Kite was born and raised in Auburn, Nebraska. She earned a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, along with a B.S in Art Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2003. In the summer of 2006, Kite moved to St. Petersburg, FL from Atlanta, GA to work with both the Museum of Fine Arts and Salvador Dali Museum's educational departments. Kite completed her Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in School Improvement, Teacher Leadership and Technology at the University of Florida in December 2010.

Currently, Kite is a Studio Art Instructor in the fine art program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL and is a member of SARTQ, a Sarasota Contemporary Artist Collective. Kite resides in Sarasota, Florida during the instructional year, where she works in her home studio. She visits Auburn, Nebraska during the summer months, where she works on her family farm.

Kite is represented by Anderson O'Brien Fine Art in Omaha, Nebraska and State of the Arts Gallery in Sarasota, FL.

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