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Carolyn Hazel Drake


Carolyn Hazel Drake is a sculptor, arts educator, and third-generation Oregonian based in Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR. Drake studied English Literature & Architecture at Portland State University’s Honors College and was a curatorial research & writing intern for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has an M.Ed. in Arts Education and was a longtime art teacher and administrator in Oregon K-12 schools. She served on the Portland Art Museum Teacher Advisory Council for seven years, and in 2019 was awarded the Distinguished Service to Arts Education by OAEA.

Drake has been awarded the GLEAN residency, the Leland Ironworks Residency, the Suttle Lodge Artist Residency, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology residency, and is an active participant in the annual Portland Textile Month. Her work has been shown across the Pacific NW, including Oregon Contemporary, Blackfish Gallery, Hanson Howard, and the Sitka Art Invitational. She is a member of artist-run Carnation Contemporary.

Drake is currently an assistant teaching professor for art education in the School of Art at Arizona State University.

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The Sewing Room: Textile Installation + Intergenerational Sewing Circle

Part textile installation, part material and community dialogue, this project merges the experiences of making, showing, a…

Monday, July 1 Wednesday, July 31

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