Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here at Center for Book Arts in New York

My artist book, Witness, is included in Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. The exhibition will be at 5 different locations in Manhattan, including the Center for Book Arts. Organized by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, the shows will be up thru late September 2013.

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The Center for Book Arts Exhibit - Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

What’s Your Baby? at the Fountains Foundation 916

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What’s Your Baby? is on view at the Fountains Foundation 916, 916 S Wabash, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL, through the end of the summer. There is a box for those who wish to share ‘their baby’: their dreams and desires. For those not in Chicago, please submit your ‘baby’ here.

Photo: Leo Selvaggio

Back to Georgia

With Melissa Potter, I am returning to the Republic of Georgia for part 2 of our Soros funded project, Crafting Women’s Stories: Lives in Georgian Felt. We will be working with Women of Georgia, to create large scale felt banners with slogans that raise consciousness about women’s issues of health, economic security and well being602833_493743833995491_1661185002_n.

This is one of the banners, being carried during the first International Women’s Day March ever held in Tbilisi,  made by Melissa Potter and Ida Bakhturidze in January during our first workshops. Stay tuned, and please follow felt reports for the latest updates!

A New Blog

I’ve started new blog, What’s Your Baby? Visitors are invited to share their ‘baby’ : their passion, dream. Part of What’s Your Baby?, an installation that will be at The Fountains Foundation 916 that will be up soon!gilded baby box WEB 2 Please stop by and share your passion!

New work on Tumblr

I have images of my newest work on my tumblr blog placing the embroidered baby dresses and rompers from Baby (not) On Board: the final prejudice? photographing them on hyper realistic baby dolls and mannequins. There are several series: the babies alone, self portraits with them (and me) flying babies and unpacking and assembling the mannequins.

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Concept and Craft, Handmade in the 21st Century: A Panel Talk at Aljira

Participants share the symbols in the felt they made in the workshop

Participants share Tushetian symbols in the felt they made during the workshop

Miriam Schaer will be presenting her project (with Columbia College Chicago colleagues Melissa Potter and Clifton Meador) Crafting Women’s Stories, Lives in Georgian Felt as part of the panel Concept and Craft: Handmade in the 21st Century, moderated by Alyson Pou, at Aljira, Saturday March 30, from 2-4 pm.

Ajira, A Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone    (973) 622-1600
Website http://www.aljira.org

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Baby (Not) On Board listed as top 12 in 2012

Baby (Not) On Board was listed as one of the top 12 posts in 2012, on Why No Kids? Top 12 of 2012 Virtual Davis asks about what is up for the future: stay tuned! I am starting to research traditional proverbs about childlessness, and childless women, so please send them along as you find them to miriam.schaer@gmail.com

To see the series: miriamschaer.com

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Off to Georgia. The Country.

Along with Clifton Meador and Melissa Potter, I am off to the Republic of Georgia, for our project Crafting Women’s Stories: Lives in Georgian Felt. With funding from Soros Arts and Culture Foundation, and in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Georgia, we will be running workshops to make artist books from felt based on family stories. Stay tuned! I will post as often as possible-as our internet access maybe spotty at best!