Friday, March 13, 2015

Susan Moran speaks on ”Recent Work Inspired by Nature and Textile Traditions”

Large Purple Pod by Susan Moran

The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program will feature Susan Moran of Ann Arbor talking about her ”Recent Work Inspired by Nature and Textile Traditions” on Wed., April 1, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm.  Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee. 

Susan Moran is a textile artist whose work incorporates shibori, silkscreen, and stitching to create work inspired by the natural world and common human experiences.

She has been a faculty member of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit since 1986. Commissions include textiles for the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, United Technologies Automotive, and the Michigan Horticultural Society. In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the national Surface Design Association for travel to Florence Italy, to research Renaissance Italian silks and velvets. In 2012 she was Artist-in-Residence at Maker Works Ann Arbor, exploring laser cutting on fabric. She is represented by River Gallery in Chelsea, Michigan.

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.
April Bloodroot by Susan Moran

Jane Ewing on 'Calligraphy as Fine Art'

"The Raven," a book based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem.

How to Grow Clouds

The piece that she and a group of women from the Pendragons
Calligraphy group had in ArtPrize 2014.

Dyeing the deer hide in Brazilwood.

Stapling the dyed deer hide down so it would not buckle
or shrink too much.

Each person had a specific part of the piece to do.

Jane Ewing

Jane demonstrating calligraphy with pens at the guild meeting.

After an incredible presentation by Jane Ewing and the business meeting, we had only one person who had things to show, Pris Lynch.  Pris had just returned from a month in Palm Spring, California, and had taken numerous classes at a local bead shop.  The following bracelets are all of her treasures she made.

Pris also showed her quilted self-portrait, again, for those
working on a piece for the guild's display at the MLH