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Kent Artist Topic of Presentation at UU Church

Archivist Mara DeMattia will speak about Robert Wood's collection of works Sunday, Feb. 3

Almost one year to the date of the death of iconic Kent artist Robert Wood his life's work will be the topic of a presentation by Kent archivist Mara DeMattia.

DeMattia will speak about Wood's collection of art work and his life as an artist during a presentation Sunday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.

The archivist has spent the past 11 months since Wood's unexpected death Feb. 5, 2012, studying his art by examining his works and talking with friends and fellow artists.

Her goal is to give value to his collection by creating an archive of the work, which estimates put at more than 11,000 individual pieces.

"And if you have a good archive of his work, then you can choose to make displays based upon that archive," she said. "You can market his work and find his audience in and out of Kent. You can find his place in the art world and in his time in history."

Read about her efforts to study and archive Wood's work here on Kent Patch.

For more information about DeMattia's program, click on this link.

Resident of Kent February 01, 2013 at 04:20 PM
Post no. 2. The same as before... Bob would DISAPPROVE of you removing my comment- because it's MY comment. Anywho, why doesn't KSU opt to purchase the remaining paintings from the family and obtain donations and make a permanent installation either at the School Of Art or by building a wall that spans part of the new walkway and entomb the paintings so all can see as they walk by ?!?
Matt Fredmonsky February 01, 2013 at 06:19 PM
A display along the Esplanade of select (or interchangeable) works would be very cool.

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