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 being.
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!
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
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!