STARworks in Star, NC, Offers Talks by Kazuki Takizawa and Christina Bendo – Feb. 15, 2017

STARworks Glass resident artist Kazuki Takizawa and STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Christina Bendo will present slides and discuss their work during artist talks at STARworks, on Feb. 15, 2017, at 5:30pm. The presentations are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company will be available for purchase.

Work by Kazuki Takizawa

Kazuki Takizawa is a Japanese glass artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated with high honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has taught at various glass educational facilities, including Pilchuck Glass School and Public Glass. For the past decade, Takizawa has made work related to mental health and therapy. His most recent installation, “Breaking the Silence”, was installed at STARworks in 2015, when he was an intern at STARworks. The installation was created to increase awareness of suicide. Takizawa is the glass resident artist at STARworks until mid-April. Learn more about Takizawa and his work at (

Works by Christina Bendo

Christina Bendo grew up in rural northern Virginia in a family of serious cooks and gardeners, giving her an appreciation for the production, preparation and consumption of food from an early age. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington. She worked as a studio assistant to Trista Chapman in Fredericksburg, VA, and recently completed a residency at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. Bendo makes functional pots that add joy and meaning to the everyday ritual of consuming food and drink with others. Bendo will stay at STARworks until mid-March. Learn more about Bendo and her work at (

Star Drawing Club will meet immediately following artist talks. Guests are welcome to stay and join in the fun. Star Drawing Club is free and open to the public. A new still life will be set up for each meeting. Participants need to bring their own art supplies.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

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