Now through the end of July, the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case features local artist Audineh (Audi) Asaf. Asaf, who received a scholarship from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, was also on display during the Edmonds Arts Festival.
Asaf graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts. Her focus as an undergraduate was printmaking and textiles. Prior to attending the UW she graduated from Edmonds Community College where she experimented with photography, painting and design.
“She…has shown how the techniques can be stretched in a variety of ways,” said Darlene McLellan, museum director of the Foundation.
In the fall, Asaf will begin a low-residency graduate program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College combining her interest in visual arts, social justice and grant writing. Her future goal is to offer art workshops to disadvantaged groups in the community.
Throughout her own journey as an artist, Asaf has learned that art is a tool that can be used to renew and regenerate the spirit and act as a catalyst for change. Inspired by the healing power of the arts, Asaf hopes to share that inspiration as a teacher.