Great Balls of Yarn!

GBY2webIn the spirit of this year’s Office of Arts and Culture Sculpture Walk theme – spectacle, Glenn Messersmith and Suzanne Morlock, have created a twist on our interests in celebrating craft technique in new and inventive ways at a big scale. We looked at the bollards around Key Arena, and found them ripe to be playfully transformed into enormous balls of yarn! So this week 21 bollards on the east side of Key Arena have been transformed into Great Balls of Yarn!  …and there's more »

The Arts Inhabit an Old Furniture Factory

With the recent release of the 2016 One Night Count (which increased with 733 more people sleeping out unsheltered), in conjunction with exhibitions 35 Live and UN[contained] presented by the Center on Contemporary Art, Morlock will participate in a pop-up exhibition on Saturday, March 12, from 6-10pm in Georgetown, as part of the monthly Georgetown Art Attack. Conceived of as an extra special evening of creativity by CoCA in conjunction with the Equinox open studios at 6555 5th Ave S., Seattle WA.

Dreaming in Celsius

News article in FinnishSince the last post we have hatched a variety of projects in addition to the community public art work which was featured in Länsi-Suomi on 07 October. We held an “open door” as the Finnish refer to an open house where the public is invited to come see a work in progress. We had many interesting conversations with community members in awe of  …and there's more »

Yhteisöllinen tanssityöpaja Raumalle

This blurb appeared in yesterday’s Länsi-Suomi, the newspaper for the Rauma Finland region. English translation follows, along with sign-up information.

Yhteisöllinen tanssityöpaja Raumalle

Amerikkalainen koreografi, Dancers’ Workshopin johtaja, Babs Case valmistelee yhdessä kuvanveistäjä Suzanne Morlockin kanssa Raumalle tanssiteosta paikallisten ihmisten kanssa. Case on RaumArsin taiteilijavieras lokakuussa.  …and there's more »

valmiina, paikoillanne, mene!

(ready, set, go!)
We arrived in Rauma, Finland on September 1st and have been buzzing along since. We are staying in Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The setting is inspiring and the old architecture provides a constant memory of the history of this place.

The center piece of the three month artist-in-residency is a community public art work. The design team consists of two artists-in-residence selected by RaumArs, Suzanne Morlock and Glenn Messersmith and local Rauma artist and expert lace maker Tarmo Thorström. Together they will create a work of art for a local park, Parpansali Park, in Old Rauma.  …and there's more »

Update Fall 2013 —
What’s Coming Up?

Large Spool with Knitted Material
This fall I am working intensively toward a large installation project at the Nicolaysen Art Museum as part of a review of regional installation work. The exhibit entitled The Nature of Things, will showcase three artists whose work communicates via the installation form.

I will construct a Wyoming metaphorical landscape, in a 30'x60' space entitled Place/Displace. Using found objects and invented forms, the piece will cross boundaries and invite questions about ease and dis-ease. I am pleased to announce that Wyoming's well known dance troupe Contemporary Dance Wyoming will be performing an interpretative response to my installation at the opening reception at the museum on January 24, 2014. The exhibition will be up through April 26, 2014.

Also this fall, I will be a participant in the Wyoming Art Council's Biennial Fellowship Exhibition held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. This biennial exhibition showcases the winners of fellowships and honorable mentions. I was the recipient of a honorable mention in 2012 and 2013. The exhibition will open on September 24th with a grand opening on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Bruce Goes Bare

Bruce the Moose, the plywood moose cutout in Wilson that was embellished as part of the Knitting Project, has been returned to his normal bare state. The knitted embellishments have been removed so Bruce can best perform his intended purpose of drawing to the attention of passing motorists that there are wildlife in the area, frequently either on the road or about to be on the road.  …and there's more »