SDA-WA Member Activities May

SDA-NP members at Port Townsend School of the Arts

Green Blue Magic
Port Townsend School of the Arts
APRIL 5-28
In celebration of April’s Earth Day, Port Townsend School of the Arts invited members of the Surface Design Association (SDA) to create an exhibit themed “Green Blue Magic” at the School’s PtSA Downtown location, 236 Taylor. This fiber art installation expresses the visual and tactile experience of the waterways and foliage of our region.  PtSA Faculty art will complement the SDA show, reflecting the palettes of earth and sky. The exhibit opens on April 5 and runs throughout the month.
Over 15 artists from PtSA faculty and the local Surface Design Association are participating in the show, presenting a wide array of texturally designed items including quilts and banners, scarves, felted materials, jewelry and up-cycled assemblages. The collection is rich in color, form and texture, providing a unique artists’ view into the Green Blue Magic of our environment.
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Sue Scott, Colors of Nature: Forests, swamps and streams, art papers, oak, hemp cording, handpainted cheese cloth, tyvek, silk roving, beads

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Linda Carlson. Depths and Shoreline. 

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Cathie Wier. Turbulence. Handwoven tubes of polyester thread, stainless steel, copper, and monofilament, inspired by the shadows and whirlpools seen in Olympic river eddies

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Pat Herkal. The Octopus Garden. Bead embroidery – beads, shells a few charms

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Mary Tyler. Spring Garden. discharged, over dyed and hand dyed cotton, stitched and appliquéd

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Erica Iseminger. Rivulet Repeat. Mokume Shibori and indigo on hemp muslin

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Victoria Foster Harrison. Incised. Encaustic Print, book spine, graphite powder

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Donna Lee Dowdney. Falling Waters.. manipulated fabrics embellished with free motion embroidery and surface design techniques 

PTSA Art Experience
236 Taylor Street
Port Townsend

 


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Tesi Vaara, Overcoming Shame

Tesi Vaara Wins at Camano Island Quilters, Needles & Stitches show

Needles and Stitches
Camano Island Quilters Quilt Show
April 12-13
Tesi Vaara won a Judges’ Choice ribbon for her quilt “Overcoming Shame” at the Camano Island Quilters Needles & Stitches show.
Stanwood Middle School
9405 271st Street
Stanwood, WA

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SF Foster, Memories of a Dear Lady, 2019

Susanne Foster in MIVAL’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show

Treasures in Miniature
MIVAL Gallery
April 13-26
This show is the Mercer Island Visual Arts League’s annual ‘Treasures in Miniature’ Show, an open show for paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber arts and much more, a West Coast event. This Treasures in Miniature Show is an annual, open call for artists. This year about 90 art works, no larger than 8×8” in any medium, and sculptures 6x6x6” will grace the gallery, right in the center of Mercer Island. The Opening Night Reception was Friday, April 5. Susanne Foster has four  “Recycled Doilies” pieces in the show.
MIVAL Gallery
2836 – 76th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

SDA Members at Schack Art Center

STEM+Art+Design, Northwest Designer Craftsmen Create
Schack Art Center
Main Gallery
April 25-June 8
Opening reception: April 25, 5-8 p.m.
For the exhibit STEM+Art+Design at the Schack Art Center, SDA members of the Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) will demonstrate how artists design and create works of art integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) principles. STEM+Art+Design also supports the current emphasis in K-12 Washington state curriculum on STEM: the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through project-based educational experiences.
For example, imagine a ceramic artist creating work on an electric wheel using precision measuring instruments to ensure the piece is perfectly proportioned; then firing in a highly technical computer driven kiln at temperatures specific to the clay body and glazes used to create the effects designed by the artist. All of these, and many more, technical aspects of the ceramic artist’s work are richly entrenched in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each NWDC member uses various techniques incorporating one or more STEM principles to create their work. Whether weaving, dyeing, metalsmithing, melting glass or creating mixed media works of art, all of these techniques involve STEM disciplines.
The 78 NWDC members participating in the Schack exhibit are artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, who work professionally in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and/or mixed media.
Participating SDA-WA members: Nancy Loorem Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Zia Gipson, Claire B Jones, Cheryl Kamera, Cheryl Lawrence, Barbara Matthews, Dorothy McGuinness, Patricia Resseguie, Sharon Rowley, Teri Jo Summer-Reiger.
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
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Nancy Loorem Adams, Orb

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Claire B. Jones, Whole Surface: Ribbon 1

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Barbara De Pirro, Sea Urchin (yellow)

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Danielle Bodine, Moonlight Flight, 3’h x 6’w x 8”d installation, mulberry and recycled papers cast on basket, removed, reformed, painted, collaged, embellished and coiled objects.

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Sharon Rowley, Fibonnaci’s Golden Garden (Detail)

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Lanny Bergner, Faceted Vessel

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Cheryl Kamara, Visible-Spectrum

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Dorothy McGuinness, Clouds


SDA Members in “Uncommon Paper”

“Uncommon Paper”
Northwind Arts Center
May 2- 26
Opening reception & Art Walk: May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm.
Artist Talks: May 5, Sunday 1:00 p.m.
SDA members Mary M. Ashton, Danielle Bodine, Dorothy McGuinness, and Jean-Marie Tarascio will be participating in a group show “Uncommon Paper,” along with other paper artists Zia Gipson, Lois James, and Sande Wascher-James at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. The show runs May 2- 26. Please join the artists for opening reception and Art Walk on May 4, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Monday, 11:30am-5:30pm, closed Tuesdays.
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Mary M. Ashton, Catch, Cane, cotton paper pulp, text on kozo paper, kakishibu sealant

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Danielle Bodine, Sea Anemone Love, 3l”Hx18”Wx10”D, Mulberry, recycled papers casted on baskets, funnels, collaged, embellished.

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Dorothy Mc Guinness, Mint Chocolate, 6″ x 7″ x 7″, Watercolor paper, acrylic paint. polyester thread

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Jean-Marie Tarascio, Bursting Out

 


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Barbara de Pirro, Sea Anemone, Synthetic Strapping & Crocheted Stainless Steel Wire

Barbara de Pirro News

Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibition
2019 is going to be remembered for all the amazing exhibits on view during the National Basketry Organization conference, both at the Kentucky Museum right on the campus of WKU, and in the area including “Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit” the biennial juried exhibit with 84 incredible pieces selected. JUL 16 – DEC 1. The Museum at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Small Sculptural Works
A ‘Fresh’ series of Environmental & Fiber Sculptures can be found in DePirroStudio Shop. Take a peek!
Dates to Remember:
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
JUN 8
NWDC Exhibition
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
AUG 27 – SEPT 27
‘The Sculptural Form’ Workshop
Allied Arts – Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA
SEPT 8

SDA-WA Member Activities June

“Illusion” Quilting Tutorial from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Illusion #37

From 1990 to 2014, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry taught hundreds of quilting students how to make Illusion quilts based on her simple method for creating the appearance of overlapping transparent triangles. Now that she’s no longer teaching hands-on workshops, she’s offering a complimentary, commercial-free pattern and digital workshop with detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions, here:
http://www.bryerpatch.com/faq/faq.htm#Illusion


North Sound SDA Group Meeting, April 23

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: In attendance: Robyn, Stephanie, Dorothy, Tesi and Valerie.

Dorothy reported that the Museo Gallery in Langley has been sold. A quick look at their website shows two exhibits in May. Elin Noble, noted fiber artist, in her first Museo show, will exhibit silk itajime shibori panels, as well as a selection of her “Fugitive Pieces” quilts. Brian O’Neill, ceramicist extraordinaire, presents new ceramic vessels. The show opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will continue through May 29.

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Dorothy McGuinness, Basket

Dorothy also shared another amazing basket done in mad weave. She will also have one of her baskets in the Anacortes Art at the Ports show, August 3-5 in the Port Transit Shed Event Center.

Stephanie explained how a telephone quilt works. It’s based on the children’s game “gossip.” One person brings a small quilt and hands it off to the next person for “inspiration.” That person creates their own quilt based on the first one and hands the new quilt off to the next person for inspiration. The goal is to see how much the pieces change from start to finish.

Stephanie told us about Quilt Canada 2018. It will be held in Vancouver, BC, May 31 through June 2 at the Vancouver Convention Center, West Building, Hall A.

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Tesi Vaara, Crocheted Shawl

Tesi shared a pretty green crocheted scarf that she made. And she shared a delicate pink scarf made by her grandmother. She told us about the PNW Knitting Show June 27-July 29.

Robyn shared more of her sun prints with stitching, paint and color sticks. She also shared a book she picked up at Pelican Bay Books, Anacortes.


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Donna Lark, Wedding by the Sea, nuno felted. Model: Lauren Lark.

SDA-NP Members at Port Townsend Wearable Art Show

Three SDA-North Peninsula members, Diana Gipson, Donna Lark and Joyce Wilkerson, were juried into the eighth annual Wearable Art Show in Port Townsend Saturday, May 12. The show is hosted by and supports the Fund for Women and Girls. The fundraiser helps ensure women and girls in Jefferson County are safe, secure, equal and empowered. Artists ranged in age from 8 to 80 and were from Jefferson County, Oregon, New York, Canada and Chile.

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Diana Gipson, The Weekender, silk noil jacket and pants, tissue linen slip dress. Model: SDA-Kitsap member Kathy Mack.

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Joyce Wilkerson, Primal Jacket, handwoven silk and chenille. Model: Gina Johnson.

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Donna Lark, Animals in the Landscape, nuno felted. Model: SDA-NP member Barbara Ramsey.


 

SDA-North Peninsula Members in “Metamorphosis”

“Metamorphosis”
Sequim Civic Center
June 1-30
Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

“Metamorphosis,” an exhibition of fiber art by North Peninsula SDA members, will show at the Sequim Civic Center June 1-30. Reception Friday, June 1, 5-7 p.m.

Artworks include quilts, felted pieces, fiber jewelry, hand weaving and other fiber mixed media. Civic Center hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you have more info about the art and artists in “Metamorphosis,” please send to  blog.surfacedesignwa@gmail.com.

Sequim Civic Center
152 West Cedar Street
Sequim, WA

SDA-WA Member Activities May

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Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month in the North Sound meeting

North Sound SDA Group Meeting, March 26

From North Sound Area Leader Valerie Wootton: On March 26, eight members of the North Sound SDA group met. Tesi is still working on the 300 level art and design with Gail Harker. She also shared several knitting projects she’s been working on. Nancy took a Nuno Felting class from Patti Barker in Friday Harbor. Annette shared her Sue Spargo quilt of the month. She also showed a quilt she made for a wedding present for her daughter.

Stephanie shared a quilt she made with the Fidalgo Island Quilters. She also made two baskets at a Judy Zugish class at the Shack—a willow bark basket and a pine needle basket. Robyn took Gail Harker’s Fabric Painting Class. She also shared Susan Carlson’s book “Serendipity Quilts.” Sidney and Annette took a silversmith class at the Schack, where they made a copper bracelet and a silver ring. Sidney shared “Woolley Ladies” Kits. Valerie took a Nuno Felting Collage Scarf class from Beverly Ash Gilbert at the Kirkland Arts Center.

Contact Valerie at vjwcamis@frontier.com for more info about the North Sound meeting.


 

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Rebecca Wachtman Featured at MBNCA

“Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo”
Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts
April 3-April 28

SDA-WA member Rebecca Wachtman is the featured artist at Neighborhood Center for the Arts entitled, “Flowers, Flores, Ubaxyo,” which runs through April. The opening was held on April 14.

MBNCA
2919 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 734-1994


North Peninsula SDA Group Meeting, April 11

From North Peninsula Communications leader Pat Herkal: Nineteen members of the North Peninsula SDA group met on April 11 at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. North Peninsula members are invited to submit their work for “Metamorphosis,” an upcoming group show. Find out more by contacting one of the North Peninsula area leaders Diana Gipson (dianaoutdoors@att.net) or Cathie Wier (cathie.wier@gmail.com). Submissions will be due May 1. Their website is: https://sda-np.com.

During the meeting’s Show & Tell:
Barbara Houshmand modeled her fabulously embroidered jeans from Oaxaca. Barbara Ramsey shared her eco-dyed iron cloth. Sue Scott discussed her two pieces juried into the show Strength Struggle Survival—Military Veterans and First Nations peoples share common stories of survival at Olympic College’s Art Gallery in Bremerton. Linda Carlson modeled the completed jacket she created using a modified 1970 Vogue pattern. Pat Herkal passed around a beaded collar.

Donna Lark modeled a felted hat/mask inspired by Franz Marc’s Animals in the Landscape painting for the Port Townsend Wearable Art Show. Her son will model it with a large coat she is making. Her daughter will model a felted wedding dress. Janice Speck brought one of her felted beaded creations with animal themed beads. Donna Lee is elaborately sewing butterflies and plants. She shared a detailed piece with flora, butterflies and a background using 30-40 different green fabrics.

Rachel Gaspers was stitching on an apron made from an old white shirt in preparation for an online India Flint ecodyeing workshop. Caryl Fallert-Gentry received the award for the Best Use of Color at the AQS annual show. Kindy Kemp and Joyce Wilkerson shared a preview of their installation for the May-July Fiber Habit window “Chaos and String Theory, The Process of Creating Fiber Art.” They will both also have finished pieces to include in the window.


 

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Sue Scott, “Maintaining in the Midst of Change,” collage with acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

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“Strength, Struggle and Survival”
Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery
April 13-May 18

Sue Scott is an SDA-WA member and military veteran who has two pieces in a show titled “Strength, Struggle and Survival” at Olympic College Visual Arts and OC Art Gallery https://www.olympic.edu/events-calendar/art-gallery-opening. The show is April 13 to May 18. Two groups of Americans who share stories of survival are exhibiting in this show: military veterans and First Nations working artists from Western Washington.

“Chaos” is the full title of the smaller piece which is a textile collage of mixed materials—cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and a found metal object. “Maintaining in the Midst of Change” is the full title of the larger piece, which is a collage with an acrylic painted background, altered found images, art papers, found papers and fringe yarn.

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Sue Scott, “Chaos,” textile collage of cotton, silk, linen, synthetics, heated and painting synthetics and found metal object.


SDA Members at Bellevue College Gallery

“Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight”
Bellevue College Gallery
April 18-May 28
Opening reception: April 29, 2-5 p.m.

Members Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine and Dorothy McGuinness will be participating in “Bob Purser and Friends: Art to Delight,” at the Bellevue College Gallery, April 18 through May 28. The opening reception is Sunday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m. More information, please contact Gallery Director, Chad White at (425)-564-2668 or chad.white@bellevuecollege.edu.

Bellevue College Gallery Space
D Building, Room 271
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA


 

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SDA Members at BallardWorks

“Following A Thread”
BallardWorks
April 19-30

SDA members showed their work in “Following A Thread” at BallardWorks during Ballard Art Walk on April 19. BallardWorks has three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open during Art Walk.

Curated by SDA member Cameron Anne Mason, this group exhibit is a survey of the fluid landscape of textile arts. In it, Seattle-based established and emerging artists examine the dynamic of the stitched line as inspiration, mark, and material. Participating SDA artists: Arisa Brown, Barbara DePirro Maura Donegan, Cameron Anne Mason, Carol Milne, Barbara O’Steen, Claire Renaut, Sharon Rowley, Carla Stehr and Angelica Sta. Teresa.

The show will be up through April. Contact Cameron Anne Mason for more info.


 

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Danielle Bodine, “Hybrid Plantlings,” mixed media, 5-7″ x 2-3″.

SDA Members Showing on Whidbey Island

The Garden Show
MUSEO Gallery
Now through April 29

During the month of April, MUSEO celebrates spring with an exhibition of garden-inspired works by over 25 artists. SDA members Danielle Bodine, Nancy Loorem-Adams, Jill Nordfors Clark and Bergen Rose are showing their work.

MUSEO Gallery
215 First Street/P. O. Box 548
Langley, WA 98260
360.221.7737
http://www.museo.cc


SDA Basketry in Boston

“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century”
Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
Now through June 9

“All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century,” presented by the National Basketry Organization, has begun its Boston leg. SDA members with work in the show include Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, Kathey Ervin, Nancy Loorem Adams, Dorothy McGuinness and Carol Milne.


 

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Claire B. Jones, “Triportal”

“Art + Math” Moves to Schack Art Center

“The Intersection of Art + Math”
Schack Art Center
April 26-June 2
Opening reception: April 26, 5-8 p.m.

“The Intersection of Art + Math,” presented in partnership with Art ꓵ Math by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), offers a new perspective on how artists utilize math concepts and theories in the creation of their work. Featured artist Harold Hollingsworth will be creating a temporary, exhibit-specific mural in the mezzanine gallery. Opening reception at the Schack is Thursday, April 26, 5-8 p.m. Participating SDA artists are Caryl Fallert-Gentry, Claire B. Jones and Dorothy McGuinness.


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Cheryl Lawrence Solo Show on Whidbey Island

Front Room Gallery
May 1-30
Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.

Member Cheryl Lawrence will be showing her textiles in May at the Front Room Gallery.  The show will exhibit recent and past works of clothing, wall hangings and quilts employing the ancient Japanese art of katazome, which uses natural dyes and earth pigments.

Front Room Gallery
5603 Bayview Rd
Langley, WA 98260

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11-4 p.m.


 

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Flóra Carlile-Kovács Solo Show in LaConner

“How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach”
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum
May 2-July 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.

Member Flóra Carlile-Kovács will have her first solo exhibit this summer at LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum. “How I Felt… A Woolistic Approach” will run from May 2 to July 29. The Artist’s Reception will be Saturday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.


 

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Nancy Loorem Adams, Ikebana, 2016, 18″ X 8″ X 8″, cane, paper, paper clay, pigments, gold leaf and lacquer.

National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition

The works of four members of SDA have been chosen for the inaugural National Basketry Organization Members in Print Exhibition. They are: Danielle Bodine, Jill Nordfors Clark, Nancy Loorem Adams and Dorothy McGuinness.

Juror Jane Sauer chose 37 pieces from 163 works submitted, to be published in the summer 2018 edition of the NBO Quarterly Review. Contact National Basketry Organization for more info.

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Jill Nordfors Clark, CONDO, 52″ H X 10″ diameter, Stitched and layered hog casing, vine rattan, lashed reed, bird’s nests. Photo: Tom Holt.

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Dorothy McGuinness, “Nearly Twelve,” watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread, 9 x 8 x 48″ (variable). Photo: Ken Smith.

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Danielle Bodine, “The Changelings” grouping, 22″H x 20″W x 9″D, Mulberry papers cast on baskets and funnels, coiled linen and waxed linen baskets, painted, embellished with found objects. Photo: Michael Stadler.


 

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Barbara De Pirro Sculpture & Acrylic Workshop at Schack

Schack Art Center
July 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports. Discover a range of new techniques, methods & products that can be can be used to create your own unique forms. Acrylic offers a multitude of options that will create awe-inspiring effects no matter how you work as an artist! See Schack’s website for more info. Fee: $220.00 Members: $210.00.


 

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Hungarian Felt Tours with Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Felt artist Flóra Carlile-Kovács will be offering guided felt tours of Hungary in August, by popular demand from her students. The trip includes workshops, craft markets, sightseeing and more. See https://www.felttours.com/ for more info.