Women's Journeys in Fiber - Umbrella's: Open to New Ideas

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Gretchen Alexander Sue Babbs Cynthia Boudreau Shelley Brucar

Process & Development

Hyangsook Cho Kathy Downie Janette Gerber Marcia Lee Hartnell

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  Cindy Heineman Candace Hoffman Alice Jenks Dvorah Kaufman
  Mary Krebs Smyth Pat Kroth Cindy Kuo Kay Lange
  Joy Lavrencik

Natasha Lewis

Cathy Mendola Elizabeth Mini
  Jeanne Reed Virginia Reisner Julie Rivera Valerie Rodelli
  Barbara Schneider Sally Schoch Jan Sneesby Aaron Marla Snyder
  Gale Wessel Jennifer Wood Elizabeth Dorn Zwiener  

Problem - construct an Umbrella/Parasol using textile techniques. Your umbrella/parasol can be inspired by poetry, a song, a movie, art culture or a memory. Your piece must collapse and fit into a designated container.

Process & Development - Keep a sketchbook/journal, recording your creative process. Research, sketch, journal and photo document your work along the way. Each artist will write a statement describing your inspiration and process to be exhibited alongside your work.


November 5-9, 2015, Chicago Botanic Garden. Opening, Thursday, November 5, 6:30-9pm.

January 31, 2016 to March 6, 2016, Anderson Art Center. Opening, January 31, 2016, 1-4pm.

March 12-20, 2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

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Last Updated November 9, 2016