I enjoyed participating in a Junk Journal session at the Art Lab, across the street from Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum, this afternoon. The objective is to utilize recycled book covers and various papers to create your own journal. Loads of fun and easy to make! The Art Lab is also hosting this interesting workshop on September 17th and 24th–free for MSU students! https://broadmuseum.msu.edu/calendar/spartan-upcycle-fridays-20210917
I love working with twigs and sticks–this piece was super fun to make!
Talented friends have created terrific flags to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on the 11th. Flags are also on view in Lansing area at Bad Annie’s, Katalyst Gallery, Odd Nod Art Supply, Absolute Gallery, Great Lakes Arts and Gifts, Allen Neighborhood Center, Peace Education Center, The Artisan Alcove, Michigan Lighthouse Art Gallery, and Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. Haslett Library has a special display in the entrance lobby–visit Haslett and check it out. THANK YOU!
I have been having fun working on new collages and exercising my art muscles!
I was extremely lucky to participate in a fantastic class in Paducah, Kentucky last month—Sacred Stitched Journals with Kelli May-Krenz. The workshop was hosted by Ephemera Paducah with fabulous owner, Kristin Williams. Please check out my video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d6fYYjfxVo&t=4s. Kelli is a wonderful teacher with a most inspirational style and wonderful content to her workshop https://www.kellimaykrenz.com/. THANKS Kelli for a great workshop!
HOORAY for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts! They are hosting a workshop for youth to create 9/11 flags!
Sept. 11 20th Anniversary Wall Hanging
Join Deb Borema Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. as she assists students to create a fabric wall hanging using the ‘Twin Towers’ design inspired by R.O. Blechman’s drawing published in The New York Times, 2001.
Cost of the Workshop is $20 for LACA members and $25 for non-members. A portion of the workshop fee will be donated to LACA’s Workshop Wednesday program (a FREE afterschool art and craft program for area children).
Register online at https://ludingtonartscenter.square.site/workshops or call 231-845-2787.
Valeria Faundez creates with thread along with repurposed containers and objects. Many thanks to Mr. XStitch for highlighting and celebrating her fantastic art! https://www.mrxstitch.com/valeria-faundez/?goal=0_3327e7470f-0efb5258ee-1210721970&mc_cid=0efb5258ee&mc_eid=e8eb5d4c36 WOW!! See more at https://valeriafaundez.cl/ and https://www.instagram.com/valeriabalogi/
The International Quilt Museum in Nebraska is hosting a special exhibit of 9/11 quilts (https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/exhibition/trying-make-sense-it-9/11-loss-and-memorial-quilts). Thank you to the Museum for highlighting this tragic and wrenching event in our collective history.
Allen Neighborhood Center’s Senior Discovery Group is back in action this month! The seniors have begun meeting again on Wednesdays after a long pandemic hiatus (https://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/senior-discovery-group/). I visited this lively group yesterday morning to create 9/11 20th anniversary flags. We used felt, ribbon, fabric, and lots of glue to make flags–they did a great job. THANKS to ANC and the Seniors for being delightful hosts!
I was lucky to travel to Paducah, Kentucky, last month to visit the National Quilt Museum–WOW!! https://youtu.be/jbnzn3pkdP8 The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs provided a professional development grant so I could visit the Museum and attend a journal workshop to enhance my creative practice. I highly recommend seeing the Museum if you can https://quiltmuseum.org/ The exhibition space is terrific and the displays are extremely well done, offering a wide variety of styles and techniques. Everyone that I came across was helpful and friendly–thanks for the great experience Museum Staff!