Museum Shop Artist: Momoko Usami
Momoko Usami received a BFA and an MFA from Kyoto City University of Art in Kyoto, Japan, and moved to the United States in January 2008. A resident artist at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago in 2009-2010, Momoko went on to establish her personal studio in the countryside near Kansas City, Missouri, where she started Art Farm in 2014, hosting small art classes for the community. Momoko draws inspiration from many things, including Japanese painting from the Edo period, dreams, and daily encounters on the street.
Calling all Members! Pop Up at the Museum Shop
The Kemper Museum Shop is excited to host area artists for "Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Valentine's Day Edition" from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Enjoy warm Winter cocktails, mimosas, or Café Sebastienne's signature coffee, and the sweet treats of Cirque du Sucré by Natasha of Mulberry & Mott.
On Saturday, February 10, participating artists will include:
Pamela Johnson: Textiles
Evie Englezos: Ceramics
Desiree Warren: Ceramics
Wanda Wolmar: Jewelry
Angelica Sandoval: Jewelry
New Museum Shop Facebook & Instagram Accounts
Museum Shop Artist: Kent Stetson
Born on a horse farm, Kent learned fundamentals of leather craft from his mother, and metal craft from his father who is a blacksmith. At Brown University, Kent focused in on new media and arts—where different digital technologies were applied to create art that merged traditional and cutting edge techniques. He believes, "...that a great handbag can engage people in the same way as art." Be sure to view his newly released video, below.