Frame Story

Please join me on Friday, August 2nd from 6:00-9:00 pm for the Opening Reception of “Frame Story” at ReCreative Denver. Free food and donation bar! If you can’t make the opening the exhibition runs through August 30th.

“Frame Story” builds on the literary device of the same name, using multiple perspectives to tell a visual story. Unlike the linear narrative structure of beginning/middle/end, the frame story uses multiple narrators, time periods, and/or styles to create stories within a story. In this exhibition, frame narrative is used to explore the idea of framing itself and all its implications. Using fine art and handicraft styles, I combine literal and abstract representations of the frame, and create fragmented and varied visual works of fiction that ask the viewer to find the common thread.

Opening Reception: Field/Ground Pt 2

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Please join us on September 6th, 4:30 – 8:00 pm, for the opening of Field Ground at Regis University. This is a collaborative piece between myself, Sandy Lane and Terry Lane started in 2015. We had always intended to have it travel to different venues and are finally showing it again. The piece involves memory, landscape, the body, and the shifting of identity, both personal and communal, over time. Each time we install the work it is different. If you can’t make the Opening, there will also be a Gallery Talk on September 13th at 7:00. 

 

Pink Progression

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Please join me for the first Opening Reception of Pink Progression, a group exhibition of local artists inspired by the recent Women’s Marches.

Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery, March 2nd, 6-8 pm, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

Coming soon: the 2nd iteration of Pink Progression at the Denver Public Library.

After: Birth

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I’m excited to be included in this exhibition curated by Jess Larson at The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University. If you’re in the area please check it out!

About the exhibition:

Judy Chicago’s work radically shifted ideas, materials and processes in the feminist art created after The Dinner Party and the Birth Project, giving way to two generations of artists free to explore and challenge the constructs that define them as women and women artists. After: Birth specifically addresses contemporary responses to the concepts of motherhood, sexuality and the role of embroidery and fibers in third-and fourth-wave feminist art.

Exhibition Dates: February 3 – March 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 6-8 p.m.

Plot Twist

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I’m happy to announce my first solo exhibit at Firehouse Art Center, opening May 24th and running through June 25th, 2017. Opening Reception: June 9th, 6-9 p.m. and Artist’s Demo June 17th, 7-9 p.m.

Plot Twist stitches together the tactile qualities of fiber art and re-purposed mixed media often used in prop and costume construction to create objects for an unknown plot. The “plot twist” by definition is a tool for defying expectations. I am interested in its translation into a visual language. 

Please join me at the opening or stop by the gallery (667 4th Ave., Longmont, CO) during business hours: Wed – Sun, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

World of Threads Festival

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I will be exhibiting 2 works at the World of Threads Festival in Toronto! World of Threads is comprised of 8 curated exhibits celebrating the diverse use of fiber in contemporary work. My work is part of the exhibit me and you, which is the “culminating exhibition of artworks submitted to the 2016 International World of Threads Festival and selected for display at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. Showcasing 21 artists, this exhibition highlights new modes of using textiles and fibre arts as a means to address contemporary concerns and issues. Works featured draw upon personal narratives as they pertain to the self – body, image and self-identity, while the remainder reflect on issues related to the other – concerning experience, relationships and social-political circumstance. Through varied approaches, the incorporation of both traditional and modern techniques, me and you provides new perspectives on balancing social projections with self-introspection and brings mindfulness to our collective consciousness as connected to space, memory and time.” Curated by Megan Press.

If you’re in the Toronto area please stop by the Living Arts Centre Gallery, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. The Opening Reception will be Sunday, October 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Sunday, December 4th.

Make-Mend

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I’m pleased to announce a solo show of my recent work at the Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery at the University of Minnesota – Morris. “Make-Mend” refers to a running theme in my work that contemplates the combination of art and craft as both creation and restoration. The Opening Reception is September 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and the exhibit will be up through October 14th. Please stop by if you are in the area!

Re:Produce

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I am very excited to be included in this upcoming exhibition, curated by Lisa Rockford at Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, FL. The exhibition features work by “artists that utilize found objects, materials, and debris in unexpected ways.” If you’re in the area please check it out! The exhibition runs from 9/1 through 9/29 and the Opening Reception is 9/8 from 6-9 p.m.

Fiber Art International 2016

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I am very excited to have a piece included in FI2016! The exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA is from May 6 – August 21 and is divided between two spaces: The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. My work will be at the latter location. I will be in Pittsburgh attending the Opening Reception on the 6th and the Forum on the 7th. Above is some info on the Forum. If you are in the area between May and August please stop by! This should be a great exhibit. For more info go to the FiberArt International website.

Venison Magazine

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A big thanks to Venison Magazine for including my work on the cover of their Winter 2015 issue. Please check out my interview with Ven Mag here.

Art of the State 2016

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Please join me at the Arvada Center on Thursday, January 21st from 6-9 p.m. for the Opening Reception of “Art of the State 2016”. I’m honored to be included in this fine group of Colorado artists!!! The exhibition runs through March 27th.

The Triumph of Detritus

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A group exhibition featuring 33 local and national artists whose works boast a raw aesthetic. Exhibition curated by Lisa Rockford.

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1310 Gallery, 1310 SW 2nd Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Exhibition Dates: June 21 – July 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7-10 p.m.

Chester F. Sidell Gallery

This will be a wonderful show centered around the theme of sleep, the bed, the bedroom, etc. All artists are working with fiber in some way. The curator, Joetta Maue, is a superb fiber artist. I’m very excited to be a part of this! If you’re in the area, please check it out! More info below.

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Chester F. Sidell Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts
March 1 – April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: March 1, 5-7 p.m.

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