Cedric Mitchell final presenter in Alfred University School of Art and Design Black Glass Artist Series
Cedric Mitchell, the last of three artists visiting Alfred University as part of the School of Art and Design’s Black Glass Artist Series, will be on campus the week of Feb. 21.
ALFRED, NY— Cedric Mitchell, the last of three artists visiting Alfred University as part of the School of Art and Design’s Black Glass Artist Series, will be on campus the week of Feb. 21.
Mitchell, a Los Angeles-based glass artist inspired by an eccentric mix of graffiti art, pop culture, mid-century modern and Memphis design, will lead a public demonstration of glass art craft Thursday, Feb. 24 from 9 to 11 am in the University’s Hot Glass Shop, Harder Hall, followed by an artist talk from 5 to 6 pm in Binns-Merrill Room 106-C.
Originally from Oklahoma, Mitchell was an emerging local hip-hop artist in Tulsa, studying business at Tulsa Community College, when he began creating glass art. Today he creates work that ranges from functional to decorative art, and is a teacher at the Los Angeles Glass Center.
The Black Glass Artist Series has received the support of the University’s School of Art and Design and its Sculpture Dimensional Studies Division; the Alfred University Student Senate; and Olympic Color, of Seattle, WA. Previous visiting artists in the series were N’Kosi Barber (Jan. 31-Feb. 4) and SaraBeth Post (Feb. 7-11).