Friday, March 28, 2008
Today I started my east coast Earth Eggs Project. I did my first Earth Eggs project in Yuba City, California associated with the Woodleaf Foundation's Hawk Flight Festival. This year, I am doing a similar project with College Park Arts Exchange. I will go into four Public Schools in College Park, Maryland and create "Earth Eggs". Then, on Saturday, April 19th We will make a nest for the eggs as a community. Today I went to Paint Branch Elementary School and made Earth Eggs with the 4th grade classes.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
On April 14th and 26th I will be teaching two workshops for kids and their parents. This workshop will use recycled materials to create musical instruments to use during the Planet Arlington Celebration.
Children's Adventures Workshops for Grades 1 - 8
Monday, April 14, 3 - 5 p.m.
Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard
Saturday, April 26, noon - 2 p.m.
Walter Reed Community Center
2906 16th Street S.
Registration Form must be completed and returned with payment to:
Planet Arlington Children's Adventures
Arlington Cultural Affairs
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
To have one sent to you, or for questions, call Sara Lissabet at 703-228-1859
Monday, March 24, 2008
If you don't know about Freecycle yet, you must learn about it. I have been clearing out some things from my attic. I love giving stuff I would other wise throw away to people who want it. Less waste, recycling, and a good feeling to boot. Freecycle is based on your area, and essentially you can post about something you have to offer, or ask for things you want. I have collected items from Freecycle for my artwork. I can only imagine what my apartment in college would have looked like if Freecycle had been active then! Check out more about Freecycle here.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This piece, PROTRUDE is part of the Eleventh Annual SWS Jazz Gala And Auction. You can bid on it at this website Marla Mclean, a fellow Artist in Residence in the Greenbelt Community Center teaches at SWS-Peabody and asked me to donate a piece. She brought a group of Kindergarteners to my studio last year after they fell in love with several weaving projects she worked on with them. So, check out the items they have to offer and bid for a worthy cause!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This piece, STANCE will be in"A Tribute to Fiber Art" at The Blackrock Center for the Arts March 26-April 22, 2008 with an opening reception on March 29th from 5:30-7:30. Here is the press release from the Center:
"The Washington D.C. metropolitan area has some of the finest national and internationally known fiber artists in the country. BlackRock Center for the Arts is proud to present the First Annual “Tribute to Fiber Art” Juried Exhibition. Our goal is not only to support our local area fiber artists but to give East Coast collectors an exhibit of exceptional quality.
Juror, Jodi Walsh, first started this exhibit at APEX Gallery on 7th Street in Washington DC. “Tribute to Fiber Art” was reviewed by the Washington Post and grew into an outstanding exhibit that was supported by the Smithsonian by giving annual tours to their collectors.
Because of her extensive travels overseas Jodi understands the importance of fiber art to the art world. “Fiber artists have given new life to their medium by exploring new techniques and mediums. Combining the old and the new creates art work that is both stimulating and highly collectable. With the support of BlackRock Center for the Arts fiber artists have a new home to exhibit their work and fiber art collectors will enjoy visiting this pristine gallery to view an exceptional exhibit.” Jodi Walsh."
Date: March 26 – April 22
Opening Reception: Saturday March 29, 5:30 – 7:30p.m.
Location: The Blackrock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Friday, March 14, 2008
I am really fortunate to have my work featured in the April/May issue of American Craft. What a huge honor this is, I have been reading this magazine for YEARS! I am really lovin' the new format and emphasis on new, modern crafters. Thanks American Craft!! Wow.
Monday, March 10, 2008
I just found out that two of my pieces, DOMESTIC HELMET and COMB OVER have been juried into "Art from Refuse" at the Huron Valley Arts Council. This will be a fabulous show with the amount and diverse entries they are expecting. The work will be getting special attention and press considering it coincides with the Huron Valley Earth Day Festival 2008. We invite you to attend the opening reception of the exhibit, Friday, April 4th, 7-9 PM at HVCA and to also attend the Huron Valley Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 20, 1-6 PM in Milford's Central Park.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Sam Edsill from Mental Contagion interviewed me about my creative process for this month's version of this on-line magazine for creative types. He has featured a nice variety of my work and even a picture of me...yikes! Anyway, it is a nice thing. You can check it out here.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Greetings from beautiful, Fort Collins, Colorado! We are spending the week in Fort Collins. Fort Collins is the home of Colorado State University as well as New Belgium Brewery. We have visited several Fort Collins Museums, including the Fort Collins Museum, the Discovery Science Center, The Swetsville Zoo, and the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art. Tonight is the Fort Collins Art Walk with Gallery openings from 6-8. Having a great time!! Wish you were here!