"In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Safe Base - 2005, 20" x 19" with 7' cord and adult sized mittens, hand-knitted mohair.
Cool Globes - The exhibition continues through October 1st with an auction following on October 5th at the Chicago Theater. There are over 120 globes installed along Museum Park as well as at Navy Pier and the Sears Tower. You can spot my
knitted globe, fondly nicknamed "Big Blue," installed on the front steps of the Field Museum. Keep your eyes open for it while heading south on Lake Shore Drive.
Touring Exhibition: Twist and Shout
Pelham Art Center - 155 Fifth St, Pehlam, NY 10803 September 21 - November 3
A catalog is available for Twist and Shout with essays by the curator Michelle Tuegel and Sunita Patterson, editor of Fiberarts. It may be purchased through Florida Craftsmen Gallery or at the Pelham Art Center.
ArtXposium - 103 W. Washington St., West Chicago, IL 60185 September 21-23
This 3 day multimedia art experience happens next weekend in West Chicago, IL, just 35 miles west of downtown Chicago. Founded and curated by Anni Holm, it will feature local, national and international talent displaying work ranging from traditional painting and sculpture to interactive and multimedia installations. I will be showing my latest work titled "Varicose Veins," a mixed-media installation comprised of curly willow branches, soil, and encaustic painting.
Other Good News
Look for the article I have written on emerging artist Dee Clements in the September / October issue of Fiberarts.
You can catch my lecture on the medicinal uses of beads around the world including their current use in chemotherapy treatment at the Bead Society of Greater Chicago on October 11th at 7pm.
On October 13 I will be participating on the discussion panel titled Cool Globes - Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet: Artist' Work Offers Solutions to Global Warming. I will be joining Wendy Abrahms, Project Designer for Cool Globes, Joyce Coffee from Chicago's Department of Environment, landscape designer Julie Siegel and fellow artist Carol Luc from 3-4:30 pm at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen. This panel is co-sponsored by the Wicker Park Garden Club and Around the Coyote Festival.
The books Designer Needle Felting by Terry Taylor and Candice Cooper and Jewelry with a Hook by Terry Taylor are scheduled for release on October 1st. I have work in both books with one piece featured on the cover for Designer Needle Felting. Order your advance copy through Amazon or your local bookseller.
***** September 18 Update*****
Listen to curator Anni Holm discuss her development of ArtXposium on
WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio, between 9-10am Friday, September 21st. Her
interview will be posted online after the show airs.