As a resident artist at RTS from December 3rd to December 28th, I had the opportunity to collaborate with New Mexico quilt artist, Violette Alby. We shared a studio in Oakland's Chinatown and worked together with 250 lbs of fabric from Violette's collection, as well as fabric we scrounged from the area. We visited the improvisational quilts on view at the Oakland Museum of California and the home of quilt collector Eli Leon. Friends joined in at our workshop to create large patchwork banners that will be on display for the 2016 Open Engagement conference in April. I also created a patchwork curtain for my host's bath house out of his discarded clothing.
I have finished my largest mural project to date. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the mural is 80 by 22 feet, flanked by two other murals by artists George Eberhart and Nick Nortier. Completed in August 2015, the murals were commissioned by the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art.
Photography by Hannah Elmore
I have a new solo exhibition at the Art League Gallery in the South Bend Museum of Art:
July 11—September 13, 2015 | Art League Gallery
Reception: September 4, 2015 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m
South Bend Museum of Art | 120 S. St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601
I am leaving behind a lot of content that was on my old site, letting go of things that had collected there over the last seven years, including an archive of photos and a long list of news updates. I have a short list of links that showcase the residencies I have been a part of that are of particular importance to me:
The Quilt Studio of Violette Alby
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative