Up in the Air: with visiting artists Melanie Walker and George Peters

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Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker has an exhibition history that spans more than thirty years. She received a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Florida State University. She is a mixed media artist invested in ideas. Her approach to materials includes photographic media, digital art, sculpture, installation, fiber art, printmaking, kite making, costume design and public art. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has work in a number of permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. She is presently a professor of Art and teaches photography and alternative photographic processes at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

George Peters

George Peters has a thirty year history of working with aerial forms from gallery works to installation sculpture, kites, mobiles, wind sculpture and banner works. He has completed over sixty national and international commissioned works for private, corporate and public institutions.  His art education was at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles and has worked in various art fields as a visual artist, sculptor, craftsman, fiber artist, environmental and installation sculpture, graphic arts, illustration, photography, film animation, digital imaging, architectural modeling, theater set and costume design.

Airworks Studio

Since creating Airworks Studio, Inc. in 1999, George Peters & Melanie Walker have created more than 60 collaborative public art works. Their joint works have won national and international public art commission awards.

website: www.AirworksStudio.com

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