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Artist Showcase: Melody Maleitzke

  • Sunday, March 17, 2024:
  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
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  • Add to calendar 2024-03-17 13:00:00 2024-03-17 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Artist Showcase: Melody Maleitzke BAM Forum (ground floor) BAM

Visit the BAM Forum for a free demonstration and display of Washi Tape art by artist Melody Maleitzke. Interested in learning more? Sign up for a workshop at BAM with Melody on March 30th (ages 12+).

This showcase has been developed alongside the Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper exhibition, featuring 9 contemporary artists who have pushed washi beyond its traditional uses to create highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations.

BAM Forum (ground floor)

FREE No registration required

Artist Bio

Melody is a Bainbridge Island based artist who specializes in mixed media collage using washi tape as her main medium. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. Her works have won awards and have been featured in newspapers and magazine publications.

Melody approaches her subject matter with the Zen-influenced “art of letting go.” By using washi tape, her ephemeral art changes with the lighting, the angle, and over time gives into the truth that nothing is permanent. It is through this knowledge of impermanence that she explores the interconnectedness of all life. She tends to hide messages in her works to draw viewers closer, to question its meaning, relationship to the image, and to discover connection.

You will oftentimes find Melody laying upside down under her subject matter, so she can see the world from a different view.

Follow Melody on Instagram: @melodylovesthis

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Program Support

 Bellevue Arts Museum is generously supported by its donors and members.