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"Practicing Creativity" Artist Talk

  • American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Tia will be giving an artist talk "Practicing Creativity" at the American Swedish Institute on August 6th as part of their Great Maker's Exchange festivities - including craft classes and a makers market featuring goods for sale and small demonstrations throughout the day. Silvercocoon jewelry (and hopefully some 100dayproject prints, too!) will also be available that day in the market. 

FOR ONE DAY ONLY: You will also be able to see all 100 original watercolor/drawings from Tia's 100 Day Project on display before, during and after her talk!!!

Admission fee to the Institute is required and will allow you to attend the talk and shop the market. Additional pre-registration is required to take part in the classes. Click here for more information on their website: ASIMN.ORG


Finnish-American designer and artist, Tia Salmela Keobounpheng, is best known for the bold and colorful laser-cut jewelry that she started making almost ten years ago. She will talk about her approach to designing jewelry collections and her recent pivot to hand-crafting jewelry from metal. She will share insight into her personal journey from burn-out to rekindling her creative fire and ultimately tapping into the power of nurturing a daily creative practice through a 100 day project that will culminate on July 12th. Tasking herself with one watercolor a day to balance each day's creative-entrepreneur work of running a jewelry business with an hour of creativity simply for enjoyment, she titled the project #100daysofcreativebalance. For one day only, all 100 original pieces from the project will be on display at ASI before, during, and after her talk.

Tia Salmela Keobounpheng is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.