Monday, March 28, 2016

Associate Professor Josie Mai on Her Process

Josie Mai is Associate Professor of Art Education here at Pittsburg State University. Mai is this month's Neosho Arts Council featured artist, and spoke with them recently about her process creating hand-rubbed collage works (video below).

This months featured artist Josie Mai talks about the process of creating her hand rubbed collage pieces. #NeoshoArts
Posted by Neosho Arts Council on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Originally from Kansas City, Mai received her undergraduate degree and certification in art education from the University of Kansas. She taught art to urban and suburban high school students in the Kansas City area's public schools and not-for-profit organizations such as Studio 150 and Chameleon, Inc. Mai went on to receive her Masters of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Before joining our faculty at Pitt State, she taught at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri for several years. She has also worked closely with the George A Spiva Center for the Arts developing curriculum, public art, exhibitions, and events.

Letter from Georgia. Acrylic and collage on cardboard.
Bamboo. Collage on canvas. 

The Neosho Arts council held a reception for Mai on March 10th at the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce. Mai also has upcoming shows in the Urban Art Gallery and Post Art Library in Joplin, MO.

SeaSky. Collage on canvas.