The Tennessee Artist’s Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 18 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the arts in East Tennessee. Refreshments will be served.
The program will feature artist Sarazen AnYin. Currently based in Eastern TN, Sarazen is a fiber artist specializing in dimensional wool paintings using a variety of materials, including wool, silk, paper, feathers and fiction. She began her fiber arts journey in the early 1970’s learning embroidery. Her skills also include sewing, knitting, designing, crochet, spinning, wet felting, dry felting, and writing. She began wool painting in 2014, and in 2018 began developing the world of Broken Elms. Her work is inspired by themes of identity, authenticity, vulnerability, psychology, the complexity of reality and the terrible beauty of nature itself.
On July 18th, Sarazen will give a demonstration of needle felting and talk about her creative process. She will also explain wet felting and bring examples. She will bring some of her creative writing and discuss narrative as an as-
pect of art.