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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The Garden: A Newborn Poem

Transforming poetry to book art during my artist residency in the Upper Amazon.

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

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Springin’ Forward! Midwest Journeys…

8 April 2015. Lansing, Michigan. Panel presentation on collaboration hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

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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Puno Journey

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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

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Debut in Perú!

HasbrookExposicion2015MarGreetings 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.

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Chazuta Journey

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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