Micki Lippe - 27 Years
When Micki move d to Seattle in 1989, her studio business was going full-bore. Micki hired people to work for her, but her ongoing relation with these people, was more than an employer.
She wasn't just interested in seeing how well you soddered her work, Micki took an interest in others - she encouraged you to enter exhibitions, she did critiques and above all, Always offered a positive encouragement.
Micki is interested in people, in their work & in their lives, but above all she is interested in helping others to join the field as full fledged Metal-smiths.
This show is a about those relationships, the role of mentor and mentee. Some of these relationships are recent, while others were formed years ago.
These people are practicing Metal-smiths, teachers, writers and sculptors. The span of these relationships as mentor and mentee started in 1989 and some continue to this day.
This exhibition speaks well to the role of mentors and mentee in the artwork.
To become a metal-smith,a sculptor, a writer or a teacher, one must learn techniques, develop skills, and then practice ones art-form. The safety net of a mentor allows you to work while learning and growing. Until you get your own Ahhah moment, and decide on your path.
This exhibition is presented in the hope's of creating a new generation of MENTORS for another generation of Metal-smiths, sculptors, writers and teachers!
Mentor Verb - to act as a mentor,