Thursday, January 4, 2018

Studio Visit

There were many benefits to the Jerome Foundation Fiber Artist Project Grant in addition to the money to do my work. One such benefit was two studio visits from two well established artists Carolyn Halliday, you can see her website here, and Tracy Krumm her website is here. I can not say enough about these visits, they were so helpful to me. Looking at my work with all their experience and knowledge and sharing that with me one on one! I hope one day I can return the favor to an emerging artist.

I also was given a free years membership to the Textile Center ( a national center for fiber art), which I throughly enjoyed. They have so many events, shows, talks and classes through out the year.  I couldn't possibly attend all, but I had some favorites. One was a lecture given by Carolyn Mazloomi a Quilting Artist I have admired for years. Another was the town luncheon with the National Artists Advisory Council, it was wonderful to listen to textile art being discussed among such brilliant artists. The annual Garage sale of everything related to textile was amazing and will be a annual adventure for me from here forward. I very much wanted to meet with the natural dyeing group but they meet during my job hours. I was able to go to the Painting with Natural Mordant class....oh the possibilites

I was also given 3 consultations with the Springboard
of Arts ! These were so informative, I definitely recommend artists in Minnesota to use this resource.

Luchoen with the National Artist Advisory Council
lefrt to right: Carolyn Halliday, Pat Hickman,Mary Giles, Tracy Krumm, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

The piece behind them is a Tracy Krumm

There were four grantees in all this year ,besides myself there was Elizabeth Garvey, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, and Julie Hassler. Our monthly meetings were a joy an very beneficial in keeping me on schedule:) Thanks Ladies!

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