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When: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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A Conversation with Judith Masur on Art, Monotypes, Sculpture, Poetry
Presented by the Ashby Village Exploring Creativity Group
The Exploring Creativity Group of Ashby Village is honored to present Judith Masur, Ashby Village member, artist, poet, and performer.
In conversation with her brother, actor Richard Masur, Judith will give us a visual tour of her artistic journey, from pen and ink to printmaking to clay, from black and white to color to form. Judith will talk about her creative process: where her art and poetry spring from, what nudges and encourages her attention in one direction or another, what stands in the way and what gives her permission, power and the desire to make art. She will share insights into how to take a chance on doing something new creatively, especially the need to tolerate being a beginner.
Now 76, Judith Masur has been making art and playing with words for herself and in service of others since she was five. She began with pen and ink, making cards and cartoons and flyers and designs with humor and insight. Words were her paintbox, her toys, her primary medium.
Throughout the years she has been a poet and storyteller, writing and performing with Mothertongue and Fat Lip Readers Theaters and the Jewish Lesbian Writers group. She has worked as a teacher, a computer programmer, a mediator, a Practitioner and Tutor of Trager Psychophysical Integration, a life coach, and a filmmaker.
In 1978 she began to draw from her imagination, following the black line on paper to see where it led her. It led to images of powerful women. In 1979 she created Big Woman Notecards, distributed nationally, to celebrate the real bodies and the beauty of large women.
Then in 1994 printmaking opened the door to color. Monotypes freed and enchanted her for the next 20 years. Though she rarely copied from nature directly, the rhythms and visual music of the natural world permeated her abstracts and landscapes. In 2014 she stepped out of her 2-D comfort zone into 3-D: clay. Now in addition to creating art from her own imagination she worked with live models. She sculpted figures and designed vessels with images of the full bodied women that have always inspired her. During COVID she has turned again to drawing the human figure.
A checkered career? A renaissance woman? Come and find out how it happened that one business card could never suffice. Now if you ask her what she is, she simply says: an artist.
You can view a sample of Judith Masur’s art at www.judithmasurfinearts.com.