25TH ARTCAMP: Not Just for Kids June 18 - 22, 2018
May
12
to Jun 9

25TH ARTCAMP: Not Just for Kids June 18 - 22, 2018

I will be teaching a number of classes again this year, for pre-schoolers to adults. Media will range from tie-dye, jewelry, found object assemblage, to stick creations and more. My classes will be held in Rensselaer at the Carnegie Center.

Go go prairieartscouncil.net to see the schedule and to register.  Registration closes June 9.

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Guest Artist for St. Francis University Art Education Students
Aug
30
9:00 AM09:00

Guest Artist for St. Francis University Art Education Students

Thanks to Professor Jody Nix for inviting me to work with her advanced art education students. We explored the universal circle motif, learning about the healing purposes of Tibetan Mandalas and Navajo Sand Paintings which inspired a collaborative assemblage. 

 The complete "Mandala" created from natural and recycled materials 8' diameter.

The complete "Mandala" created from natural and recycled materials 8' diameter.

 St. Francis Art Education students.

St. Francis Art Education students.

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Saint Joseph's College Art Faculty & Senior Art Show
Mar
17
to Apr 14

Saint Joseph's College Art Faculty & Senior Art Show

Goddess of St. Mary's, a mixed media sculpture was created last summer at the AEAI Retreat at St. Mary of the Woods. It includes ceramics, a paper clay of sorts, sticks and other natural materials gathered on the grounds, a copper neck piece (honoring the jewelry workshop, one of a number we had) with enamel paint and gold gilders paste. The piece was created as a "commemorative experiment" and will be one of my works in the show.

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Sep
23
to Oct 28

Celebrating Indiana - 200 Years

I have two works in the current annual member show of the Jasper County Art League now on display at Prairie Arts Council's Lilian Fendig Gallery, Carnegie Center, Rensselaer, Indiana. This show runs September 23-October 28, 2016.

"Thorny Skies: The Political Landscape of 2016", is my commentary on the bizarre current state of things socially and politically in America..  Made (very carefully) from coiled honey locust branches connected with plastic cable ties, and alpaca fleece. It is quite large and very threatening - about 36" x 36" by 15" high.

"Harvest Dance Basket No. 2" is also on display. Coiled corn husks with waxed linen, peeled curly willow and local pheasant feathers. This work celebrates the cycles and rhythms of rural Indiana life.

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73rd Salon Show
Sep
13
to Nov 1

73rd Salon Show

"Dark & Dirty Dancing: Partnering with Fossil Fuels", a work about the negative aspects of industrial agriculture.  The work is made of coiled corn husks, curly willow partly peeled and coated with black tinted wax on the inside.

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May
29
to Jun 25

Prairie Arts Council's ARTCAMP 2016

ARTCAMP 2015

 Prairie Arts Council's 23rd annual ARTCAMP schedule of classes can now be found at prairieartscouncil.net to register. ARTCAMP is our annual a week (plus) of arts workshops in the greater Jasper County region. Here I'm introducing Tie-Dye (a staple of my personal ARTCAMP workshops I teach) to a group of students. Workshops are designed for all ages, from age 3 to senior citizens, from the beginner to experienced artists--everyone is welcome. 

REGISTRATION TOTALLY ONLINE NOW through June 12.  

CLICK HERE prairieartscouncil.net for more information to register on line.

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