February 2015, Puno, Peru, at the offices of Movimiento Manuela Ramos — 40-year veteran feminist organization advocating women’s right in Peru, and home to Casa de la Mujer Artesana (House of the Woman Artisan). Quality control is taking place with inventory.
RESCHEDULED! This Wednesday, July 29, 3:00pm to 4:30pm, a dialogue on creative industry for Greater Lansing takes place! (Due to a family health emergency, it was moved from last week.) Many thanks to all of the speakers who were able to reschedule for the same time on such short notice.
I’m often inspired by art in action. Among the women artisans I met in Peru, I was inspired by their cooperative creative process. Continue reading
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This month of July my traveling exhibition, Movimiento…De la Cabeza a los Pies/ Movement…From Head to Toe, is at AA Creative Corridor of Lansing! The reception takes place tonight, July 15, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. A brief word about the … Continue reading
January 2015: Transforming poetry into book art during my artist residency in the Upper Amazon. Poem “Over the Ridge”.
Many poems came to be written while I was in Peru, and continue to come my way since I arrived Stateside. A selection of the Peru poems are becoming part of my traveling exhibition “Movimiento… De la Cabeza a los Pies” (Movement… From Head to Toe), which debuts in Michigan in July at AA Creative Corridor. Yet “The Garden” (see below) is a brand new poem that wants “out the door” right away! Continue reading
8 April 2015. Lansing, Michigan. Panel presentation on collaboration hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
Greetings from Michigan! I arrived Stateside on April 6, and have treasured reconnecting with my communities of heart and home after more than three months in Peru. Lansing and Kalamazoo, it is good to be among you! … especially between Midwest journeys I’m taking. Continue reading
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Hello readers! Thanks so much for your patience to receive news during my time in Perú. Here is a gallery from my first visit to Puno in the South and highest reach of the Andes in the country. I went … Continue reading
Greetings from Peru! Yes, I still am close to the equator. It’s exciting to share my artistic debut in this part of the world. “Movimiento … De la Cabeza a los Pies” opened on March 8 — International Women’s Day — and is hosted by Colores Mishki Shunku at the restaurant and hostel Bambu (neighborhood Suchiche). The reception concludes the show on March 19 at 12pm.
In deciding to stay longer in Peru, I headed South again from the Upper Amazon in late February. Thanks to everyone at The Healing House of Cusco for an exceptional commitment of care for in-house and local residents. As I prepared for exhibition, I was so impressed by this community’s integration of creativity and spiritual practice that I plan to return in the coming year!
Thanks to Jesu Guzman for the poster design.
Here’s the second gallery from Peru! As part of my residency at Sachaqa Centro de Arte, I returned to Chazuta (San Martin province) in January for a longer stay to learn from the papermaking artesanas. It was wonderful to document … Continue reading
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New Year’s greetings from Peru! This gallery offers my initial impressions since arriving in mid-December. First stop: the nation’s capitol Lima, where street art and public life captivated me. A few days thereafter, I flew to Tarapoto — a main … Continue reading
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Folks of Greater Lansing — and those who travel — “¡Vámonos! / Let’s Go!” is coming this Saturday, December 6, at AA Creative Corridor (1133 S. Washington Ave.)! It’s a special program with great talent from the local community and various parts of … Continue reading