Since 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 »
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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 »
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.
This week saw some good progress with the completion of pieces and installations. The audience response that’s been captured thus far is filled with surprise and lots of chuckling. …and there's more »
This past week two pieces where installed and some mighty weaving took place. We begin to see the fruits of our labor which started in mid September. There have been shrieks of joy and much laughter witnessing our “mini zeitgeist of yarn” come together. …and there's more »
The last two weeks since our last formal meeting at the Center for the Arts have been filled with planning for installations. As I reviewed the photos I’ve taken seems as if this time also meant meeting in small groups to talk about details, enjoy the company of others sans needles and lot of figuring. …and there's more »
A great week of yarn for all ages. The photos tell more than I could possibly say!
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Six 4th grade girls are collaborating with some folks at the Living Center on creating a look for the elk in the Sports Authority parking lot. Thursday, the students shared their ideas on what might be created to adorn the statue. …and there's more »
Well, Nick Wilson couldn’t stand it any more watching the elk across the way dressed for hunting season. Several days ago, Nick appeared sporting a bright orange vest, apparently inspired by his ungulate friend across the road. He looks dashing thanks to Jana’s artistry. …and there's more »
This week The Knitting Project moved to its second half location, the conference room at the Center for the Arts. We will meet there for the next month on Sundays October 28, November 4, 11, and 18 from 2-4pm. …and there's more »