My days of working at The Project Room are dwindling…I have SO much information and images to process, so much to be grateful for, and so much to feed me as I continue on with the work of Solstenen project. Not in the least has been the response of those people who have taken a leap, walked into the space and learned to crochet. And most of them have returned and returned many times! Today is the last crochet party of my 7-week residency here, but TPR curator Jess Van Nostrand and I have worked out a plan for me to return once a month beginning in October, on a sporadic basis, so please sign up for my mailing list or twitter or Facebook if you want to be kept up-to-date about those coming crochet events.
So please join me today and tonight at TPR from 3:30-7:30! And we have a special guest coming, Erin Shafkind’s community project ‘Department of Artistic Licensing’ comes back for an encore from 5pm until 7:30!
ALSO I NEED YARN: This is a last minute plea, I know, but at MAN NIGHT Crochet, the men managed to use up all my yarn…honestly I don’t know how, even with the giant crocheted chains hanging about the space. If you have any gray yarn you’d like to donate, I would be grateful!
And lastly, come celebrate the work of Poet Sierra Nelson with an Icelandic pancake feast on Wednesday!
August 31, Wednesday, Guest Artist Event, 6 – 8 pm; Poet, text-based artist and ‘data-Dadaist’ Sierra Nelson comes in for ‘show and tell’ and conversation about her own journey to Iceland for the SIMS artist residency. She’ll share her interactive surveys on ‘sending and receiving’ and photography of forgotten intimate spaces of Reykjavic. And we’ll be making Icelandic pancakes!