Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Marilyn and Jack DaSilva
  • Lecture
  • 10/13/2011
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Department of Visual Art, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
As part of KU's ongoing Visiting Artist Series, the Department of Visual Art and the Spencer Museum of Art are pleased to present an evening with Marilyn and Jack da Silva. The da Silvas are renowned artists and educators who work in the San Francisco Bay area.

Jack da Silva serves as professor and coordinator of the Jewelry and Metal Arts and 3D Art program at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, California. He was raised in a family of artisans and entertainers who worked in a variety of media. Jack brings a background as a third-generation gravestone-maker from a family business of 85 years. His work is represented nationally and internationally in museum and private collections.

Marilyn da Silva is Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland, where she has been since 1987. Before moving to California, she taught from 1978-87 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and her BS in Art Education at Bowling Green State University. She was made a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2007.