Artist Residency Kick-Off! Cusco

HH2016artdaysScldGood morning from the neighborhood of San Blas in Cusco, Peru! Today begins programming in my four-month artist residency at Healing House, Continue reading

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“be Beauty”, poem

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Photo by MDH. Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains. Aug. 3, 2014.

Greetings from Cusco, Peru! Stories are percolating for future blogs here on Dey of the Phoenix. I look forward to sharing in short order and more often. Continue reading

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Supporting La Puenta

AltHolidayPoster2015scldI send warm greetings this snowy morning from East Lansing, Michigan! It’s exciting to vend at the annual Alternative Holiday Sale Continue reading

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Emergence: Out of the Box

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Recently, I blogged about my creative exploration of the theme “emergence” since 2013. From poetry to performance to book art, I envisioned a community-based exhibition to culminate the experience. Now the Greater-Lansing collaboration Emergence: Out of the Box is fulfilling … Continue reading

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Launching La Puenta

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With papermakers of Chazuta, Peru, January 2015.

La Puenta–a feminized version of “bridge” in Spanish–is a project to develop sustainable-arts among women in Michigan and with Peruvian artisans.  Supporting and catalyzing creative opportunities among Michigan women in need–both socially and economically–and Peruvian artisans is “soulful” work. Because nourishing women’s livelihoods also nourishes our sense of purpose. Continue reading

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Emergence … since 2013!

Autumn reminds me: it’s two years since I began exploring the theme “emergence”!

Found-poem collage by Mey. January 2014.

Found-poem collage by Mey. January 2014.

In hindsight, I trace these origins to a meadow of bees in Kalamazoo. Continue reading

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“Movimiento” comes to Kzoo!

movimientoexhibition2015oct Greetings! As summer turns to fall, I’m excited to shape “Movimiento…De la Cabeza a los Pies/ Movement…From Head to Toe” into its third installation. The exhibition shows in October at Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, 1249 Portage St., Kalamazoo. For those in the area, I would love to see you during Art Hop on Friday, October 2, from 5:00pm to 7:45pm!

During October, I invite women to contribute their hands– artists, artisans, and practitioners! I continue to collect hand tracings since July’s show in Lansing. Your hands will travel with me to Peru for integration into the Cusco installation in 2016. I look forward to sharing more about this process as we enter the coming season.

As always, I wish you much inspiration on your creative path and hope for healing!

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“Hands-On” Inspiration for Creative Industry

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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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Por a Mano/ By Hand: Women Artisans of Perú

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Come meet women artisans of Perú! In the gallery published below are new images, by far and large, for this site from my first travel to Peru, December 2014 to April 2015. An important focus of that travel was meeting … Continue reading

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Movimiento Comes to Lansing!

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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

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