Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
I am proud to be currently working on creating my fabric square to be included in the collaborative quilt project organized by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and the Rubia Project. The project will begin to come together in February.
Fabric artwork embroidered by the Afghan women will be joined (quilt style) with squares created by WCA members, to create an impressive larger tapestry piece. News of our project has reached Afghanistan, and there is much support for this collaboration.It is the goal for this piece to travel to other chapters, to other venues, The completed piece will ultimately travel to Darrai Noor,
Afghanistan. I will keep you updated on the progress of this important project.
Opening Night : May 2, 2008 @ The City Government Building, Wilmington DE
Rubia is a project of Social & Environmental Entrepeneurs (SEE), a registered 501(c) , which provides non-profit status. Rubia serves women in Afghanistan, offering education, skills training and income opportunities through the promotion of their traditional handwork. Rubia is committed to building sustainable business in a fragile environment,empowering women while respecting traditional ways, reviving and preserving traditional crafts. http://www.rubiahandwork.org/
New Rubia/WCA website coming soon! Look for it soon at http://www.marycrowley.com/rubia
Saturday, January 5, 2008
First Friday February 1, will mark the opening of "Crimson" at the Janovec Gallery/Studio at 4504 Milwaukee at Holgate. My painting, "Jenni Unfolding" is included in the exhibit. The current Winter/Spring 2008 issue of the Oregon Literary Review is now online at http://www.oregonliteraryreview.org, and features the work of "12 artists from the Oregon Chapter of the Womens Caucus for Art ". My sculptures were also featured in the Summer/Fall 2007 issue of the Oregon Literary Review in the Art/Sculpture section.
Friday, January 4, 2008
You can currently view my postcard submission to the WCA Artwaves International. This is an exhibit of postcards done by women from around the country using recycled materials entitled "Sustaining Our Environment". It calls attention to our ever growing environmental concerns and how we can personally impact our world by recycling and reusing material. My submission "Soothe The Soul" was posted on wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot on December 14, 2007 and utilizes used Yogi tea tags that have messages of wisdom on them. They are sewn onto my postcard and then tea stained. In addition to the web exhibit, the postcards will be on exhibit at the 2008 WCA and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences at Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas. At the exhibition, works will be auctioned to benefit the United Nations.