I am a busy busy bee trying to finish up the wearable element for Zoe to rehearse with, as well as the planning for moving myself into the landscape of Camp Long , but there are a few remaining crochet events, beginning tomorrow. I will be crocheting the afternoon away under the trees near my site, further getting to know the shapes and spaces. I always forget this important part of my process…it feels like wasting time, but I’ve come to realize sitting and staring at my work, in-process, is very valuable.
Usually in the studio, I have armatures in-process that I STARE at forever while I sew or crochet, etc. With the armature here a living environment, as much as I wish this were possible, I haven’t been able to sit for hours under these trees that I will soon get to know very well. Perhaps this can happen for the next outdoor works….
Then later Thursday evening, I’ll be coming home to my beloved neighborhood Columbia City, with the generosity of the Columbia City Gallery hosting me from 6-8. I know there are many art events thursday night, but if you are in the neighborhood, please swing by, even just for a bit. (and whoa! check out the jurors of their latest call for art!!, Jeffry Mitchell, Suzanne Beal, and Lisa Harris)
Then, this weekend I’ll be at the Morgan Junction Festival in West Seattle for a bit, with Camp Long. It will be my first chance to visit the new interactive public art piece by SuttonBeresCuller at Morgan Junction Park…
Salon, a series of museum-style frames stamped in the sidewalk that borders the neighborhood park. Artist trio SuttonBeresCuller etched and color tinted the “picture frames” that invite the public to create their own works of art. Make a masterpiece and meet the artists!
The guys will be there at the new park, for it’s dedication from 10am – 11am. These guys are doing all sorts of thrilling community-based art right now, I’m inspired!
My schedule w/links!
- 11th of June, Thurs, noon – 4 pm, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. SW at Dawson
- 11th of June, Thurs, 6 pm – 8 pm, Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S.
- 13th of June, Sat, 11 am – 2:30 pm, Morgan Junction Community Festival with Camp Long, 6401 California Ave. S.W.