Grief by Maggie Kildee
If you’ve ever been accused of being an uppity woman or have known the charm of uppity women, then you’re going to love Maggie Kildee. Her resume includes jobs as mother, teacher and politician; jobs that require talent, perseverance and a sincere desire to do one’s best while working to leave the world a little better than she found it. Maggie’s civic involvement includes 16 years as a County Supervisor, Ventura County Arts Council Board, President’s Advisory Council at CSUCI, Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo and Museum of Ventura County. She proudly boasts that her studio is at Studio Channel Islands Art Center and that she is a Founding Member of that organization. Maggie now devotes her time to sculpting, typically focussing on women. Whether that woman happens to be an Amazon warrior or a nurturing mother, Maggie’s instincts lead her to create powerful, often quietly emotional works. She comments: “There is a great deal of satisfaction in shaping these women and their feelings. It is the tactile process, the feeling of the clay being molded in my hands that excites me.” Maggie’s journey from teacher to politician to artist is an inspirational story!
Maggie’s documentation was sponsored by Jim & Meg Easton. The AfterGlow was hosted by Karen Hoffberg. The FOTM archive has extensive information about this artist.