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
Autumn reminds me: it’s two years since I began exploring the theme “emergence”!
In hindsight, I trace these origins to a meadow of bees in Kalamazoo. Continue reading
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!
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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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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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
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
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
This gallery contains 17 photos.
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.