I was, of course, very excited to see this show come to Green Bay, because Craftivism and DIY culture directly influences my artwork and my vision for The Eclipse Gallery. To read more about that, click here to visit my gallery’s blog.
It is so exciting to live in the midst of this culture, and to contribute. I know a lot of my readers are not local, but if you are–don’t miss the gallery opening tonight at 4:30.
A quote from the show catalog: “I believe this is just the beginning of something much larger. I think that through the emergence of the DIY, art, craft and design community, we will continue to see growth and exciting developments. For me, craftivism is about the desire to produce change through the passion of creating…” –Faythe Levine
A few highlights of the show include Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Zines “What Did You Buy Today?”
Mellissa Vogley Woods Sun Bonnet Quilt Squares
Stephanie Syjuco’s Counterfeit Crochet Project
Photos of Jennifer Marsh’s International Fiber Collective Wrapped Gas Station
Betsy Greer from Craftivism.com
Make sure to visit the International Fiber Collaborative website. Their new project for the 2009-09 year is constructing a life sized Fiber tree, the theme being “Interdependence”. The project is open to Kindergarten–Adult levels, artists and non artists. Jennifer Marsh will be collecting up to 30,000 leaves made from people all over the world. The leaves must be 2 1/2 inches at the widest point, to 4 1/2 inches from end to end. Leaves must be fiber related and are due by March 20th, 2009. For more info visit the website link above.