Sunday, May 01, 2011

Artist Village Project
Join us for a tour of our village!!  We will be having a blog tour to show you the fiber art houses made by all the participating artists in our village.  See the schedule below.
This project began last summer.  I was inspired by Judy Perez and the 3D houses she had made.  I thought it would be an interesting project to see how different artists would interpret the challenge to make a 3D house. And as I thought about the inspiration and support I have received from others, it seemed the perfect fit to make a collaborative project and build a village. It reminded me of the old adage..."it takes a village to raise a child".  
Each participant was asked to make a 3D  fiber art house or houses using any techniques, but to include quilting in some aspect of their house. I asked participants to attempt to make a house that would fold flat for shipping, but slightly less than half of the houses fold flat. What can I say?  Art doesn't conform well to rules.  I personally was not able to make mine flat...it just didn't turn out that way! Please join us for a close up tour of the houses.  Be prepared to be amazed and inspired by this wonderful collection of visual treats!
Kathy
p.s. Not all of our artists are bloggers.  For the indicated artists below, the link will take you to their website to see their work!

Susan Else (website)                       May 2
Frances Holiday Alford                   May 3
Pamela Allen (website)                    May 4
Frieda Anderson                             May 5
Lisa Call                                         May 6
Jane Davila                                     May 9
Naomi Adams                                May 10
Jamie Fingal                                   May 11
Barb Forrister                                May 12
Vickie Hallmark                             May 13
Connie Hudson                              May 16
Leslie Jenison                                 May 17
Sherri McCauley                            May 18
Judy Perez                                     May 19
Melanie Testa                                May 20
Laura Wasilowski                          May 23
Kathy York                                   May 24

6 comments:

Laura Wasilowski said...

It was such a pleasure to participate in this project. Thank you for organizing it Kathy!

Barb Forrister said...

Kathy, thanks so much for bringing this to fruition. I am so jazzed about the upcoming blog tour and reading about everyone's inspiration. A treat for sure!

Cheryl said...

This is so fabulous! What a great project!
(And this picture of the village is really great, kudos on that!)

Louise said...

This is a wonderful collaboration of some great artwork. Each piece can stand on it's own, but together they are eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

liberal sprinkles said...

Hello I came via Lisa's blog. This is such a fantastic idea and project! I'm going to visit the houses in the village :)
Grace

kathy york said...

Thanks everyone! Laura and Barb, couldn't have done it without you. Glad everyone is enjoying the tour! Many more fabulous works to come!!