The word embroidery comes from the French word broderie, meaning embellishment. It is practiced across the world, with its origins stemming from China and the Near East. On March 12th from 5-8 pm I will be featuring master embroidery artisan Luanne Roberts. Luanne is has studied embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in London and has taught classes around the country. Don't miss the opportunity to see her beautiful work and to talk to her about her handwork journey during the next Cheyenne Artwalk !
The February Artwalk is just around the corner! Join me as I feature Amy Mahaffy as my next PUMP artist! She will be demonstrating the ancient art of Chainmail.
"Chainmail was a flexible armor which was made from interlinked metal rings. ... 'Chain' meaning a series of metal rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament and 'mail' from the French word "maille" which is derived from the Latin "macula" meaning "mesh of a net".
Fortunately Amy doesn't make armor! What she makes are intricate and beautiful bracelets. Stop in and see how Amy works her magic on Feb 13th from 5-8pm
PS- Valentines is the next day. The Artwalk makes a great FREE date night plus you can purchase a handcrafted gift and support the local art scene. Win Win!!
Did you know the Cheyenne Artwalk has been a platform for local and regional artist to show their work for ove 7 years! I agree that it is one of the "Top 20 events to attend in 2020" The other great thing is that you can enjoy this top 20 event every second Thursday of the month. So you know what that means... the Cheyenne Artwalk is this Thursday from 5-8pm. Keep reading to see who my PUMP artist will be this month...
Don't miss Robin Dempsey and Pat Messer this Thursday Jan 9th from 5-8. See them at work and find out more about the High Plains Modern Art Quilt group. As always the Artwalk is FREE and FAMILY friendly.
The Wyoming Arts Council is holding its bi-annual Arts Summit in Cheyenne this year. Visual and performing artists from across the state will be attending the conference and the whole thing kicks-off with an Artwalk on Nov 7th from 5-8pm. My studio will be featuring work by fiber artist Do Palma. Do deals with a variety of subjects in her work including images that represent past and present social issues. Her powerful," Shadows of Conscious" series will be on display and Do will be present to talk about her work.
Along with Do's pieces, I will be unveiling my latest project, "Crazy- A Contemporary Quilt about Fashion's Pressing Problems." "Crazy," challenges viewers to think about where and who makes their clothes and what happens to them when they are discarded. Viewers are encouraged to be apart of the project by adding embroidery to the piece while enjoying the fun of a sewing bee style stitch-in.
Georgia will be in NY during the October 12th Artwalk but Dave will be in the studio to welcome guest and help you with questions and purchases. Thanks!
Its hard to believe summer is coming to an end and what a busy one it has been! After being gone for the past 3 Artwalks, I am looking forward to being in the studio for the September Cheyenne Artwalk. I will be featuring Dave's Rawhide Studio jewelry. He has several new designs fresh off the laser at the 307 Makerspace on the Wind River Reservation that you will want to see! Also I plan to be back in the studio this month to complete some of the small fiber art landscapes I started before the summer flurry began. See you at the Artwalk.
Wanda J Sanders-Miller will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques during the May 9th Cheyenne Artwalk from 5-8pm. Wanda is the third artist to display in the PUMP series. Hope to see Thursday!
Georgia Rowswell's studio at Blue Door Arts will be featuring PUMP artist, Tara Pappas during the April 11th Cheyenne Artwalk from 5-8pm. Tara states "There are stories all around us—both those that have been told time and time again, and those that have yet to gain a voice. The focus of my artwork is on the latter." Tara is currently working on giving voice to her first illustrated children's book. She will be sharing the interesting way she is doing this through the Patreon crowd sourcing site and demonstrating how she creates her unique artwork. Blue Door Arts is located at 1608 Capitol Ave in the Historic Hynds building. See you there!
Georgia Rowswell is a fiber and mixed media artist and part of the Blue Door Arts duo.