I have three pieces included in a new group show at the Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO. “Small Art” features artwork in a variety of styles and mediums that are, well, small-ish. Several local artists are included in the show.
The Smalter Gallery is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1PM – 7PM, and by appointment.
“Small Art” opens Friday, November 12 and runs through December 31.
Small Art November 12, 2021 – December 31, 2021 The Smalter Gallery 1802 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
All of the pieces in this exhibit are collaborative works between two MoFA members. We were randomly paired, then asked to explore an element of art: line, color, shape, form, value, space, or texture. My partner, Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, and I chose color for our element. I focused on the presence of color, and Amber focused on the absence of color. We were each to finish about half of a 10” x 10” piece, then ship it off to the other person to complete the piece.
Here are our completed pieces, hanging in the UCM gallery space (photo by University of Central Missouri):
One of the things I loved about this project was that Amber and I both interpreted “half of a 10” x 10” piece” very literally—we both sent 5” x 10” pieces to each other for finishing.
Counterpoints runs through January 30, 2021. You can see all the pieces in the exhibit here.
Missouri Fiber Artists’ Counterpoints University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design 217 East Clark Street Warrensburg, MO 64093 Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Thursday 8AM – 8PM Saturdays 12PM- 4PM Capacity limited to 10 people at a time due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Masks and physical distancing is required.
First Annual Kansas City Stockyards Gallery Fiber Exhibition Kansas City Stockyards Gallery 1600 Genessee Street, Suite 161 Kansas City, MO 64102 Friday 1 PM – 5 PM Saturday: 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday- Thursday: Open by appointment, call ahead to 816-719-7889 to schedule Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Virtual Exhibit
I’m excited to be a part of “The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show, an exhibition of work by local fiber artists” at the Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, MO. My Earth Series is included in the show.
The Smalter Gallery is currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19. Please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment to see our work.
Because in-person viewing is a little more difficult at this time, we will have an online opening Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6PM. Information on that event is available on Facebook.
The Smalter Gallery presents: The MoFA show An exhibition of work by local fiber artists July 19th – August 21st The Smalter Gallery 1802 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111 The gallery is currently open by appointment only; call 816-200-2554 to schedule an appointment
The 2020 International Freeform Fiberart Guild’s Annual Challenge gallery is live! My piece for the collection is called “The Fire Inside”:
The IFFFG is a collection of freeform crochet artists from around the world. We gather online to select a theme for our challenge each year. Members interpret the theme however they wish. Our theme for this year was Brilliance—the Fire Within.
This theme had me stumped for months. I was 100% sure I wasn’t going to participate in this year’s challenge because I just had no idea what I was going to make. As the deadline approached, I decided to give it one last shot.
I started with color. I pulled a bunch of fiery embroidery flosses from my stash and started crocheting. My original thought was to make a brooch because it would be small and at least I would have done something. My brooch quickly grew into something larger, and this necklace began to take shape.
I’ve never made a necklace like this before, and I must say, I am really happy with it.
I’ll be teaching two classes at Fiber Fusion. First up is Introduction to Tunisian Crochet. A little bit crochet and a little bit knitting, Tunisian Crochet makes for highly textured fabrics that can range from dense to light and airy. In this class, participants will learn how to get a Tunisian project started, a few basic stitches, and how to cast off. Already skilled in traditional crochet? Many of the techniques used in Tunisian will feel familiar, but there are some new things to learn. Never picked up a crochet hook of any kind? Feel free to start here! Hook and yarn are provided. Students should bring scissors and a tapestry/darning needle.
I will also be teaching Introduction to Freeform Crochet. No patterns, no rules—that’s the fun of Freeform Crochet. In this class, participants will learn how to create a highly textured freeform project using scrumbles that will be combined to create a larger piece. We’ll use a variety of stitches and techniques to create works that are truly unique! For this class, students need to bring a variety of worsted-weight yarns in colors that go well together (3-5 colors would be great, and scraps are highly encouraged), crochet hooks to go with the yarn, scissors, and a tapestry/darning needle. Due to the pace of this class, I ask that students are comfortable making chain, single crochet, and double crochet stitches before coming to class. This class isn’t until May, so you have plenty of time to brush up on your crochet basics before the conference!
If crochet isn’t your thing, not to worry. Fiber Fusion is full of classes in all areas of fiber arts. You can learn about weaving and spinning and knitting and embroidery and marketing your art. There will be speakers and vendors and galleries and fashion shows and just so much awesomeness.
Download the Fiber Fusion information packet here.
I have a piece in another show of tiny art. The pieces in 5 x 5 x 5 are even smaller than the ones in the Fun Sized Art show I was in earlier this month. As you may have guessed from the name of the show, all of the pieces in this exhibit are 25 square inches or less.
My work for this show is “Flowers by the Stream,” a gelatin print with embroidered and crocheted details. This piece will be on display at River Oaks Square Art Center in Alexandria, Louisiana through February 15, 2020. The opening reception is Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.