Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"My Process: The Physical and Intellectual Play of Ideas" by Dolores Slowinski

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The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild will present Dolores S. Slowinski on "My Process: The Physical and Intellectual Play of Ideas" describing her work with paper, embroidery floss, and fiber on Wed., April 3, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:00pm.

With actual pieces, Slowinski will discuss the evolution of her art work and show details of how she works and thinks to create “Threadlines” (“drawings” on watercolor paper with pierced holes and embroidery floss), her current focus since 2009.

Detroit resident and native Dolores Slowinski holds a BFA in weaving and ceramics from Wayne State University. After an active 20-year career as an art reviewer combined with a 10-year career as an arts administrator, she returned to her studio and has been successful in showing her work in Detroit and outlying Michigan communities since 2005.  Her work was recently shown at the Lansing Art Gallery and included in “Textiles: The Art of Mankind” by Mary Schoeser, published in 2012 by Thames & Hudson, London.

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. For more information, visit the guild’s blog at http://lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact jgould1526@esagelink.com or 616-878-1526.

Transmutation by Dolores S. Slowinski

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Guild Birthday Party & Small Loom Creations!

Birthday cake with picture of painting "Hystical Garden

Group D fabric
Group B fabric
Group C fabric
Group A fabric
Margaret Jager expounds upon the benefits
using small looms while Barb Writght hides
behind a loom and Wendy Rice listens avidly.
This is one of the fun-est meetings we've ever had.  Our guild's 34th anniversary for celebrated with a cake (chocolate with custard filling---yum, yum) picturing our guild's "Hysterical Garden" painting that went on to become the group's guild display at MLH's Divergence conference long ago.  Pictures were on the wall from past newsletters, newspaper articles, photographs, guild sale announcements, along with a table piled with the guild's cookbook, old membership directories, and an MLH Swatch book overflowing with swatches since the early 1980s.

The four collaborative Surface Design project fabrics were shown and then handed over to the last group of people to work on them, with final pieces due at the April 3 meeting.

Finally, Margaret Jager presented her talk on "Small Looms" (see previous post for details).  People from the community were fascinated with the topic and the room was packed, possibly with more guests than guild members!