YAY… Art in the Atrium was written up in Newark Star-Ledger on the back page of the entertainment magazine section, The Ticket.
Too bad we all sheltering in place and can’t visit in person. There is a lot of great art in this show. You can browse the catalog here.
I printed a high resolution image of my Wonder Woman mixed media work onto heavy rayon fabric and then went wild sewing trim, buttons, Pony Beads, mirrors, crystals, broken jewelry and recycled baby food bottle caps bringing this huge tapestry to life.
The tapestry was made during the summer of 2018 through a series of open studio sewing circle events where friends, friends of friends and strangers off the street turned up to help me sew.
Prints are available.
Ive been invited to participate in an as yet unnamed group exhibit at BSB Gallery in Trenton NJ this May 2020. The exhibit was inspired by my conversation with the curator about the experiences women of color in the corporate world. My work will be featured alongside several other black women’s that hold a commanding presence both in their artwork and in their daily lives. I am really looking forward to meeting the other artists.
If Wonder Woman Selfie tapestry has not found a new home by May, I think her largess will fit nicely at BSB Gallery, in their soaring double height space. I hope they think so also…
When Wonder Woman comes to my art show, I encouraged her to twirl in front of my lager to life homage to Wonder Woman….
Wonder Women’s stay at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit has come to a close but you can still see her in all her glory this month at Jersey City’s City Hall for the month of February.
LOCATION: Rotunda Gallery; 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Wonder Women tapestry will make her debut at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey on Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm.
If you participated in the sewing circle that brought this project to life, this is your opening reception too. I hope you can make it. The show will be up until January 27th, 2019.
DATE:Â Friday, September 28, 2018
LOCATION: 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ 07901
I can’t believe its done. All I need to do is find a wall big enough to hang it and photograph it.
Wonder Women is a riot of pony beads, buttons, bottle caps, crystals, mirrors, flowers, embroidery, and bling measuring a 10â€™x8â€™.
Over the course of four weekends, Garden Level hosted four Sewing Circles. More than twenty people headed the call. Each influencing the work in their own way.
A nine-year-old girl walked in off the street with her mom and learned to sew her very first button. Even, two men joined the fun and documented their work.
A massive thank you to everyone one who stepped in to sew and offer their helpful suggestions. Shout outs too…
my studio assistant, Victoria Rozario, and local artists, friends and collectors, Sonya Askew, Andrea Morin, Maria Ross, Deirdre Kennedy, Corrine Beth Bentley, Shilpa Gowan, Leslie Sheryll, Beverly McCutcheon, Donna Drew, Diana Tyson, Jasmine Malloy, Carolyn Logan, Colleen Mullen, William Jiggets, Khaled Elbanna,Â Cecilia Rozario andÂ anyone else i inadvertently left off.
Many hands makes light work.
The tapestry will show at Visual Arts Center in Summit NJ this Fall. I hope everyone who helped make this piece come together will make it to the opening. Details to come.
I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x8′ tapestry.
Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair. I need help sewing on bling.
I’ll be at Garden Level Gallery from 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday 7/29. Come for 30mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.
Yes, I will have snacks and day drinking beverages on hand… 🙂
If you canâ€™t sew, donâ€™t worry, this You Tube video will teach you the basics.