Friday, December 19, 2014

Congratulations, Capital City Arts Initiative!

I'm so pleased to announce that the Capital City Arts Initiative was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts! 

Isn't that grand news? 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


A powerful sculpture of Nelson Mandela, by sculptor Marco Cianfanelli, entitled "Release". I saw it on an older blogpost of Robert Krulwich, of Radio Lab. Check out Krulwich's post, always a great read, for more information. Photos were granted by Cianfanelli.


Isn't it amazing that these 50 columns of broken comb like forms, create such a powerful image.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Friend & Fiber Partner in "A View Within"

Karen Rips, in World of Threads, opening tomorrow, 11/1. 

A View Within is our collaboration, featuring body imaging works in different formats.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Brain Initiative Moves to the University of Chicago Medical Facilities

Artists had submitted pieces investigating how 
our minds work, 
where thinking comes from, what is the origin 
of consciousness.

It is not only scientists who can shed light 
on how our minds 
function - artists can also do so.

The exhibit goes from 11/1 thru 2/10/15

Chicago University  (DCAM) 

2nd floor corridor link & (CCD)

5758 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL 60637

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Venue

Soon many of the pieces in "The Brain-Art Initiative" will be moving from its current location, the Beverly Arts Center, to The University of Chicago Medical Facility.

 This is the first time I'll have work in a university medical facility and I'm very excited. 

This is the piece that will be traveling onto the University. It's multi threads on fiberglass mesh, machine stitched. It received 3rd place. 

Brain MRI
Lia Cook also had a piece in the show, receiving 1st Place. You can see it below:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Great Pleasure

Change of Plans

It was a great pleasure meeting Tom Lundberg last night. Unfortunately, I have no photos of the meeting nor of his lecture, The Language of Textiles: Fiber in Contemporary Art, but it was such a pleasure to meet and talk about textiles, processes & art.

As part of the CCAI program featuring textiles in my show, Silk & Sinew & a show at their neighboring facility, the BRIC, Tom presented a through overview of textiles throughout the centuries to the present.

As a professor of textiles in the MFA textile program at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Tom Lundberg offers students not only a wide variety of experiences with textiles & their processes, but a broader knowledge of textiles in art. 

But better yet, Tom inspires his students to create thought provoking works of art, as Sara Rockinger's work: