Sunday, January 9, 2011

Read all About it!

I have a piece in this installation, so if you are anywhere near this gallery, do stop in and enjoy the whole thing.

January 2011
The Milkweed Project at The Eclipse Gallery

Dear Liz,

You are invited to attend the opening reception of The Milkweed Project and Other Flawless Fibers at The Eclipse Gallery on Friday, January 14, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

An exciting fiber and textile exhibition opens this month at The Eclipse Gallery in Algoma. The Milkweed Project, a collaborative artwork made up of approximately 150 objects created by several hundred artists and crafters from 30 states and 10 countries, is a main highlight of the show. Participants from the U.S. and around the world have contributed works that are knitted, felted, crocheted and woven. They became a part of one artwork that is intended to capture the essence of a milkweed pod; its soft, ethereal beauty and its importance to the natural world.

Other nationally-recognized textile artists, including Alison Gates, Jennifer Hunold, and Mindy Sue Wittock, contribute non-traditional textile and fiber pieces that make this exhibition one not to be missed.
Sculpture, basketry, quilting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, crocheting, felting, and knitting will be represented in unique ways.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 14, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs through February 28.

Visit for directions, hours, and more information about The Eclipse Gallery. This event also coincides with the next Algoma Art Wave, a gallery/studio tour that takes place every 2nd Friday evening of each month. For more info, visit

The Eclipse Gallery combines contemporary art, indie craft, & handmade design from a wide variety of artists and makers. They are located at 507 4th St. (Hwy 42) in Algoma, WI. For more information, visit, call (920) 487-8060, or email

The Eclipse Gallery
507 4th St. Algoma, WI

Thanks to all of you for making this happen!


Shan is the artist and coordinator who guided this whole huge installation to completion, involving the work of artists, hundreds of them, from all over the world.

My part, after many choices I made and designed and rejected, in process

My section, finished.

This was one place where art really does have a healing and tranquillizing effect -- this piece was designed and created in various emergency waiting rooms, surgical waiting rooms, corridors of various hospitals, during a long and terrible siege for HP (Handsome Partner). Being engrossed in it help keep me on an even keel even when all around me was shaking apart.