Did I say something about July being slow in the studio? Well, it certainly hasn’t been slow in the house! Summer always seems to bring its own brand of chaos and no matter how hard I try, I just can’t impose and sense of order on it. Hence the blog silence lately.
Anyway – I wanted to announce that next Saturday, August 9th, I will be teaching a Rust and Ice Dying class for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam, NY. I will lead people in an exploration of using two natural processes to add color to fabric; oxidation and melting. Students will take home a rust dyed scarf (scarf provided by me) and an ice dyed item of their choice – a tee shirt, some fabric yardage – anything you want to dye provided it is a cellulose fiber (cotton, rayon, bamboo, hemp, linen or a blend of any of those. )
The class is $19.00 for members of the Arts Council or $22.00 for non-members. If you decide to come, be prepared to return to the classroom later in the day or early in the following week as the ice dyed items will need to be stationary as the ice melts. People can take their rust dying scarf packet at the end of class.
The St Lawrence County Arts Council has put out a brochure with a map and list of participating artists.
You can download the brochure here as a PDF file (it does take a while – there are lots of beautiful pictures of artists’ work in there!) or pick one up at the Arts Council office to help plan your driving tour.
If you have limited time, come to Potsdam! 6 of us will be showing our work in Downtown Snell Hall. It also looks like there will be some fabulous stuff happening up in Akwesasne. So plan to get out, enjoy some art and get a jump on your Holiday shopping!
You will be able to find Goblins’ Market in the 2nd floor dance studio of Downtown Snell Hall in Potsdam. You can visit this interactive map to find the building! Click on the green circle numbered 2 over the town of Potsdam on the map. Downtown Snell Hall is red number 1 on the pop up map. I know that Sara Lynch, Isaac Snell & Radmilla Zuman will also be showing and selling their work in the building. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Jim Bullard and a few other pleasant surprises on site, also!
Since SLC Arts Council closed the Art Gallery & Shop in Potsdam, this may be your best opportunity to see my work and that of other local artists in person for holiday shopping season. So save the dates! Make a plan to get out and visit real live artists in November!
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