“Crazy Stitch In”
Blue Door Arts 1608 Capitol Ave
Cheyenne Artwalk September 10th 5-8pm.
“Crazy” is a nineteen inch wide by seventy foot long instillation taking its design inspiration from the wildly popular, intricately decorated, Crazy Quilts, of 1800’s America. The piece is composed of layers of thrift store clothes from the top 36 exporters to the United States .
Designed to spark conversations about “Fast Fashion” and its cost to textile workers and the environment, “Crazy”is a collaborative project involving participants in the “Slow Craft” of embroidery and the social aspects of a traditional quilting bee. To date I have done embroidery collaborations with children and adults in private and public settings from Cheyenne to Istanbul.
Join in on this informal
No experience necessary
If you clicked the "Exhibits" tab you will have read that my gallery partner, Terry Kreuzer had to let go of her space due to the stresses of the Corona virus and its far reaching effects. I wish Terry the best in whatever she pursues next!
I made the decision to keep the "Blue Door" open in hopes that I will soon be able to actually open that door to the public! I rearranged the space to accommodate a larger, up front working space for me, a multi purpose space and a Guest Artist Gallery. My first gallery artist is Steve Knox. Steve and his family live in Cheyenne. He is a talented artist, teacher and all around nice guy! You might ask, "How can I see his work?" Well, if you are downtown you can peer through the gallery windows and get a good look at his wildlife paintings. If I am working, just knock and I would be glad to let you come in and see his exhibit (we can social distance easily I'm sure). Stay well friends!
“Wyoming is where I live, explore, love, and draw inspiration for my art. I create my art based on experiences in life. My work reflects my time outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and sightseeing. I use those images collected in the Wyoming outdoors to piece visions together in my work.”
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.
Georgia Rowswell is a fiber and mixed media artist and part of the Blue Door Arts duo.