A realization: It has dawned on me, in recent weeks, from where the social practice works (in my art practice) have derived. I have been working as a recreation therapist in long term care most of my adult life. My role has been to engage people. Either with each other, their environment/heart/mind, or those that visit (care partners, family, and friends). It seems more natural than ever to have an overlap with that passion into my more art practice. Sometimes it takes a creative a few years (some call it distance) to see their works and analyze, if ever! This blog post is dedicated to the recreation therapists of Quality Care Consulting Services, and especially Dr. Susan Quattrochi-Tubin, with whom I have the pleasure of working. They are amazing and inspiring women.
A fun thing this month: I am honored to be one of 20 featured artists with the DCASE (Dept of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) in honor of their 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month. Every 50 years or so this should happen to an artist! Check out the lovely write up here and the link here for the other amazing creatives. Thanks too, for this thoughtful perspective on a conversation with Lillstreet intern Peyton Rack.
and finally this updated schedule for Sewing Forgiveness: City of Chicago
I will be Sewing Forgiveness from 12-2 in front of Lillstreet Art Center andLillstreet Studios
4401 N. Ravenswood… then back in my studio to enjoy your company until about 6pm both days.
Lillstreet Art Center – 4401 N. Ravenswood – Ravenswood Art Walk…….Sat and Sun October 4 & 5 12-2pm
Wilson Care – 4544 N. Hazel – An Intermediate Care Facility…….Thursday October 9 2pm
Koinonia House – 6925 N Ashland Blvd – Rogers Park an Intentional Faith-Based Community…….October 19th 4-7pm
Garfield Park Conservatory – CPD – 300 N Central Park Ave…….Wednesday Oct 15, 5-8 pm Hort Hall
Marquette Park – Ashburn Prairie CPD 6734 S. Kedzie Avenue…….Saturday Oct 18 11-1
Indian Boundary Cultural Center 2500 W. Lunt Ave…….Saturday Oct 25 11-1
Blossom Boys – 9911 S. Walden Parkway A floral shop and so much more!…….Saturday November 1
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Thanks so much for you continued interest in my art practice.
Enjoy the most beautiful time of the year in the midwest!
In art, falling leaves, and the inevitability of change,