“I make art all the time and then sometimes I don’t. When I am not physically creating, it is living in my head, sometimes for months. When I start to make art, get out of my way!…I make a huge mess, I move from one thing to the next and from the outside it looks like…making madness.”
Chloe Viening-Butler is a poet, artist, caregiver, and advocate for the disabled. Her aesthetic practice and life are intermeshed more seamlessly than any artist I’ve encountered. Because her days are spent tending to the needs of her family clan, pets, and homestead, Viening-Butler typically works at night. Her studio is located above the garage in … Continue reading
I think there’s definitely that connection to personal histories with textiles..
“The collaborative tapestries by David Johnson and Geary Jones explode with riotous color and pattern…”
Extreme Fibers showcases an extraordinary sampling of contemporary textile art.
The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter, features twenty-two of the thirty-two quilts by Hunter, which are part of the permanent collection of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Over the course of her life, Hunter produced quilts from salvaged fabric, but having limited supplies and minimal access to patterns or even conventional examples, improvisation … Continue reading
I am recommending this exhibition because it features exceptional works that happen to be classified as fiber art. I don’t want this to escape the attention of so many people who will appreciate the range and quantity of remarkable works currently on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art. Now in its final days, Innovators and … Continue reading
On the back door of Craft House, there is a sign that reads, “This is not a bathroom. When you urinate here, it drips into our kitchen. Please be courteous or we will call the police.” It occurred to me that the exhibition currently on display at Craft House, is like that sign, an attempt to manage … Continue reading