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Kathleen Kennedy

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Kathleen Kennedy is a sculptor, jeweler, and educator living in Richmond, VA. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kennedy is an Instructor and Metals Area Coordinator for the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is a Board Member of Ethical Metalsmiths and serves as Co-Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international community mining and jewelry recycling project focused on education and collaboration. Kennedy’s practice explores value and meaning through objects centering around jewelry and jewelry imagery. She teaches, lectures, and exhibits in the U.S. and abroad.

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Henrico, VA




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