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Looking Forward to 2018

Please note that Coloring Club is pushing it’s way into 2018!  Join us for the fun!

Lissa McLean Room @ Delta Township District Library
http://www.dtdl.org  /  5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing, Michigan 48917
Enjoy relaxing and peaceful coloring with markers, pencils, crayons and pens.
Supplies provided or bring your own.  We meet the 4th Thursday of the month,
1:00-3:00PM.  Meetings for 2018 are:
January 25
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 29
December 27

Robert Park Exhibition

I saw a fantastic, stupendous gallery show yesterday–if you love mixed media collage it is a MUST SEE!!!!! “Quantum entanglement” is on view through Sunday, November 5th at Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles Street, East Lansing, MI.
Hours: Thursday, 3-7PM, Friday, 1-7PM, Sat. and Sun, Noon-5PM.

These works and words by Robert B. Park of Bath, Michigan, are mind boggling, intriguing and EXCITING! SUPER!!  Scene Metrospace

Mason Public Library

I had a blast last night at the Mason Library with teaching “Make Day of the Dead Cards”! I enjoyed a small group of enthusiastic, talented and creative card makers–they were great. Thank you to Mason Library for being such a wonderful and congenial host!CADLdayOdeadCADLdayOdead2CADLdayOdeadCardsCADLdayOdeadDetail

Flint Festival of Quilts 2017/part #2

On Thursday the 12th, I also enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Joe Cunningham (Joe The Quilter) about his quilting life.  He has a most interesting exhibit of quilts in the Greater Flint Arts Council gallery, 816 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI (GFAC). I enjoyed meeting him and seeing some of his quilts, which were about 6′ x 6′.  He was an entertaining speaker and shared his love of fabric art, along with answering all questions in good humor.  I then traveled to the Flint Public Library  (FPL) to view the 28th Annual Exhibit of the Flint African American Quilters Guild.  It was a colorful and lively show with lots of intriguing quilts.  What a nice day for me!JCmapJCmapDetailJCstarryJCstarryDetailJCthereseMayJCthereseMayDetailJCties

Flint Festival of Quilts 2017

I enjoyed visiting the Festival yesterday to see some wonderful quilts!  The First Presbyterian Church on South Saginaw Street is showing quilts from “Sacred Threads,” (Sacred), of Virginia.  This group of art quilts represent themes of spirituality, joy, grief, healing, and more.  I include just a few images–it is a wonderful exhibition. I loved it!

 

Flint Public Library hosted a fabulous exhibit of the 28th African American Quilting Guild–WOW!  Imaginative and inspiring!

Display Window of Shrines

I have a window display up at the downtown Lansing library, at Kalamazoo and Capitol (Lansing, Michigan). Please check it out this month–I focus on making personal shrines. The east, exterior window contains shrines that I have made over the past five years or so. Let me know what you think!

I also have a display in the INTERIOR east window, promoting “Crafting for Texas” at Keller’s Plaza, 107 South Putnam Street, in Williamston, MI.  Join me to make comfort items for seniors and youth displaced by Hurricane Harvey.  See you on Saturdays;  October 14, November 25 and December 9, 2017.  (Craftin’)CADLwindowOctCADLwindowOct2CADLwindowOct3CADLwindowOct2017CADLwindowShrines

Great News!

MANY THANKS to the state of Michigan–I am lucky!!!

“Applications for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Minigrant Program for Fiscal Year 2018 have been considered by an independent peer review panel.”.

My proposal has been accepted and I am looking forward to 2018!!!