The last events of Solstenen at TPR: last Community Crochet event : today from 3:30-7:30

Community Crochet, August 23

Community Crochet, August 23

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!

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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!

MAN NIGHT crochet...using up the yarn...

MAN NIGHT crochet...using up the yarn...

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!

Poet Sierra Nelson

Poet Sierra Nelson

Don't Miss the Pancakes....

Don't Miss the Pancakes....

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New Events updated on the Calendar!

My ‘Guest Artist’ calendar of events continues to evolve, and I am realizing I can’t do everything I want to do, and visit with everyone that I want to share ideas with, just during this 7 weeks.  The ‘guest artist’ idea came out of having this fantastic space available to me, and a platform to mess with ideas, but now I am seeing, it can and should and will continue beyond the limited time period of my residency at The Project Room.  It takes away my sense of urgency when contacting people – (“I have this idea I want to develop with you, let’s make it happen NOW!!”) – to letting things develop as they need to.  But despite that shift in thinking, I’m going to do as much, and share as much with whomever chooses to join in for the next month! So, I have a bevy of Calendar updates, some coming up very soon! And there will continue to be updates…!

  • THIS SAT!   August 6th, Solstenen Guest Artist Event, 11 am -3 pm : Join me in a Learning Demo in “low-tech/low water dyeing” from fabric artist and dyeing genius Cameron Anne Mason
  • August 11th, Thursday, Solstenen Guest Artist Event and Community Crochet, 5 – 8pm; drop in during Blitz Capital Hill Arts Walk for crocheting, and at 6pm join artist Cameron Anne Mason for a follow-up talk after her demo on the how and why she creates pattern in fabric
  • August 15th – 20th, Guest Artist Working, Amanda Manitach will be working in the studio with me, using The Project Room’s large lovely walls for drawing, and other things!  Amanda’s hours: M, T, Th, Fr, S; 12 -5 pm
  • August 24th, Wednesday, Guest Artist Event, 6pm – 10pm;  MAN NIGHT Crochet!  Hosted by Paul Margolis (who taught me to crochet for real), retired UW Ceramic Tech Master Dick Law, and gentleman fiber artist and art collector Robert Andrew Shavin .  Men teaching men to not fear the hook, the needle, the yarn, the thread.  Novices encouraged!  Bringing your own projects encouraged as well!

Please join us all at The Project Room!

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Activity!

Activity!