An exhibition The Memory Cloth Collective: Stitches in Time – “Meant to Be” is currently on display at the Lakeside Coffee House at 402 W Lakeside Street in Madison, WI until May 11, 2014. This is a wonderful exhibition of non-traditional fiber works that have grown out of weekly sewing sessions session focused on Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Art Techniques
Written on April 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm, by Helen
Written on February 3, 2014 at 12:28 am, by Helen
Artist Leslee Nelson creates Memory Cloths using the creative process to reflect on her life and makes art from her memories. In December 2005 Leslee Nelson saw an exhibit, The Art of War, which included Memory Cloths from South Africa. These brightly colored fabrics had embroidered images from the maker’s memory. Accompanying them were narrative Continue Reading »
Written on August 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm, by Helen
I am honored to be the featured artist on the Artsy Shark blog this week. Please check it out here or read the same below. Also, by way of an update on the Exquisite Uterus Project that Alison Gates and I are co-facilitating, the second call for participation is still out and artists planning on Continue Reading »
Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Art Techniques, Beauty, Career Development, environmental art, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Spoonflower, This and That, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Written on October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am, by Helen
My visual concerns run the gamut from careful study to poetic, symbolic and sometimes political representations of nature. You are all invited to my exhibition ‘Second Nature: New Paintings at the Grace Chosy Gallery, November 2-24, 2012. The Grace Chosy Gallery is at 1825 Monroe Street, (Across from Trader Joe’s) in Madison, WI. I Continue Reading »
Written on July 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm, by Helen
I just spent a blissful week of teaching, learning, and expanding my circle of inspiration sources with eleven other wonderful women artists who participated in my ‘Watercolor From The Center’ workshop at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center near Spring Green Wisconsin. Some participants were first-time painters, others were experienced artists and teachers Continue Reading »
Written on June 4, 2012 at 4:24 am, by Helen
Susan Grabel’s recent retrospective at the Staten Island Art Museum offered an exhibition that recognized her 35 plus years of creating art with a social purpose, and brought together works representing the feminist critique of contemporary culture that has brought a larger meaning to her creative work her throughout her career.
Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by Helen
Written on September 1, 2011 at 12:27 am, by Helen
Sally Noland is a wonderful painter but her artistic passions really lay in fibers. I asked Sally to share the story of her passion for quilting in her own words, and to mention some of the quilters that have influenced her own creative journey.
Written on August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm, by Helen
Teaching others is a critical part of my creative process. My workshops remind me of the expansive possibilities and promise of my favorite medium, watercolor, as well as of how mixed-media collage can make use of visual materials to aid creative thinking processes.
Written on August 4, 2011 at 2:16 am, by Helen