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Randolph College, Lynchburg Virginia

One of the silver linings of the pandemic is getting the opportunity to visit classrooms in other places without the expense and climate impact of travel. I was thrilled to be asked to visit my AESS Board colleague and friend Karin Warren’s class at Randolph College. I shared my research and art with the class which focuses on Sustainability Principles and Practices. The students then worked to create their own craftivism pieces from film plastics. Check out their work below– what a thrill to see how they took the idea and ran with it! I love seeing how people can take the same idea and materials and come up with really different, fun, and innovative versions of the work.

Karin, I, and a handful of amazing artists, teachers, and researchers will be leading a discussion symposium at this year’s annual AESS conference in Baltimore MD on Craftivism in Practice.

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This weekend: April 2-3

This weekend, we’ll be sewing the whale from 10AM-2PM on Saturday and Sunday on Main Street in Middletown.

We’re planning a little earlier time because I’ll be presenting on Saturday night (April 2nd, 2022) at the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation’s Talk of the Towns event. This free event begins at 7PM (doors open at 6:15) and will include talks by me and three others: John Paoletti, Jo Schaller, and Warren Herzig on topics including the statue of David, policing, and family farms.

If you’d like to learn more about my work but cannot make it to Durham on the 2nd, I’ll be presenting about my work on Tuesday, April 5th at 6PM for the UHart Alumni Network. Learn more and sign up for this event here.

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Whale time, weekend of March 26-27

This weekend I’ll have a work obligation on Saturday, which means no whale time- but I’ll be there on Sunday from 1PM to 5PM.

We’re nearly finished– come check it out!

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Whale time this weekend

We are in the home stretch with the sperm whale! One of the four panels is complete and another is almost finished. The remaining two are not far behind.

Due to some family events this weekend, my hours will be slightly different on Saturday and Sunday March 19th and 20th.

If you’re interested in visiting 428 Main Street to work on the whale, drop by between the hours of 10AM and 2PM this Saturday and Sunday!

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Weekend of March 12th and week of March 14th

Hello sewing friends– this weekend will be a bit of a departure from my regular schedule, as next week is my spring break. YAY! Never have I so looked forward to a spring break in my life.

This Saturday, March 12th, I will be sewing from 8AM-12PM at 428 Main Street. I am not planning on having sewing hours on Sunday, March 13th.

Next week, I will be in the studio on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (March 14, 16, and 18) from 8 AM to 12 PM each day.

If my typical hours don’t work for you, but there’s a time or day of the week that would be perfect for you to drop by, let me know in the comments– I can try to accommodate you!

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Entangled and ingested Main Street Studio

Sewing this weekend: March 5-6

Very excited to be heading to the whale this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 each day to sew the whale. Drop in to sew along, or just to see some of the pieces up close.

Thanks to Maria Johnson for taking this panoramic shot of me working this past weekend.

Are you unavailable on weekends but would like to check out the whale? Drop a comment and let me know what times might work for you. I cannot guarantee anything during the regular college semester, but once classes end in late spring I may be able to add times that are more amenable.

I’m so grateful to the Connecticut Artists Respond Grants for the funding to support this project and to the Middletown Downtown Business District and Dominick DeMartino for their support and generosity in the use of 428 Main Street in Middletown.