Meet acclaimed French artist Béatrice Coron, who will talk about the silhouette worlds she invents, cutting them into existence from single sheets of paper. Coron, a self-taught paper-cutter, first became familiar with cutting techniques in her native France, developing her interest and skill further while living in China. Her hand-cut compositions, often populated with hundreds of carefully crafted figures, appear to burst with activity and life. Now based in New York, Coron’s work has been well received and is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. She has received several public art commissions including New York’s and Chicago’s respective Transit Authorities.