Super excited to help kick off the next season of the Hello Atelier! podcast. Wonderful podcasters Betsy Blodgett and Jonathan Goetz interviewed me at my Lawrence, KS home and we had a lovely chat about books, writing, and more! You can listen to it here.
This fall, I'll be teaching The Quilted Story alongside Anne Luben, a fibers and printmaking artist at the Lawrence Arts Center. Classes begin Thursday, September 12, 2019 and will run for 12 weeks. Below is a description and here is a link to register.
Quilting and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In this class, we will look at how quilts tell stories by creating a quilt of our own. Throughout history, quilts have been used as forms of warmth, decoration, commemoration, political protest, and more. Not only do these works of art provide insight into the people who create them, they also reflect the historical, cultural, and social context of the time. By collaboratively selecting the design, materials, and content, students will have a unique opportunity to engage with the communal and creative aspects of the quiltmaking process.
Big shout out to Crystal's Spot in Lawrence, KS for hosting BLACK Lawrence's Juneteenth Celebration. In honor of the holiday, I read this poem by Phillis Wheatley.
BLACK Lawrence stands for: Black Literature & Arts Collective of Kansas, Lawrence
BLACK Lawrence believes in the celebration of black creative expression as a vehicle for artist & community growth. We seek to elevate the dialogue around the meaning of being a black artist & creating black art. We are artists of various mediums, including visual art, music, poetry & more! Each of our members comes as they are to inspire & support each other. Through workshops & showcases, it is our mission to assist black artists in networking with one another & the community, as well as to transform spaces to become inclusive of black people.