Last year I was fortunate to go to the Republic of Georgia twice, working with Clifton Meador and Melissa Potter, my friends and colleagues at Columbia College Chicago. In January we worked with women’s groups to make artist books from felt-a local craft heritage. In June, I returned with Melissa to work more closely with Women’s Fund in Georgia. Please join us on January 14, at 11.30 for lunch and an in depth look at craft and women’s empowerment.
Craft Power: Enhancing Women’s Rights Through The Practice of Traditional Craft, is sponsored by the Book Arts Roundtable! Reservations are necessary and will cover the cost of lunch ($20/$15 for members of the Book Arts Roundtable) Call 973-761-7151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan 1. Please join us!
Dr. Laura Fattal, (Wm Patterson University) has written a wonderful article about my work for Journal of Art for Life is now available on line. You can download a copy here. The print journal will be available out in Spring 2014
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.
Clifton Meador, Melissa Potter and I have started a blog on Tumblr about our project in the Republic of Georgia: please follow Felt Reports! http://feltreports.tumblr.com/
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!