11:00am – 12:30pm
Prairy Market & Deli
Newton, KS

Join artist-in-residence and sourdough bread baker Rebecca Vaughan for a lecture on the intersection of how local Kansas grain affects her bakes — and her artistic practice. Sharing her research into regional grains available from farmers and millers. Rebecca will also present research from the archives of the 18th Century Foundling Hospital in London, along with centuries-old Croatian tattoo designs, and how these seemingly disparate worlds contribute to her art and bread.

Rebecca Vaughan was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and BFA cum laude in Sculpture at the University of Colorado, Boulder.Rebecca is a member of ArtNauts, an art collective which exhibits only in countries experiencing conflict and contention. She previously served as the Artistic Director of PlatteForum, a non-profit which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world. While in residence, the artists are paired with under-resourced youth to create artworks which address topics of social justice and community. She recently served as the Program Director for the Art Students League of Denver and was the Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.