June 26, 2011

I had a wonderful opening reception. Thank you for coming!
If you could not attend, the exh. runs this summer till Sept.14. Weekdays: 9-4:30, weekends by appointment, 773-371-5416 The Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery (Catholic Theological Union) The address is 5416 S. Cornell in Hyde Park. If you take Lake Shore Drive south, get off at the 53rd St. exit. Go 2 blocks west to Cornell and turn south (left). The Catholic Theological Union is about 2 blocks south on the right side of the street. Parking is available in the CTU garage which is attached to the building. The entrance is just south of the main door. Free.
The pictures: Artist Talk, with Lindsay Obermeyer (her beads piece is truly stunning!, and cutator Jannis Pozzi-Johnson.

June 18, 2011

katazome & natural dyes

I enjoyed teaching a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts last week. Katazome takes time and paticient, but all students were so~ good!!! I am deeply impressed by thier energy. It was a wonderful group! Applying natural dyes are different comapre to chemical dyes; they are like vegitables or fruits. Soemtimes colors or effect are different. Depending on growing region or season, the color is varies. I have been doing so many years, but still using natural dyes is mysterious to me. (and difficult.)
Jennifer Weiler showing her finished pieces. Julia during crit. Jess is painting. Madder and Cochineal on rice paste. Dietta Hitchcock's pieces, Cutch with iron mordant.