- Visual Art
I’m a printmaker who also makes sculptural jewelry. I will be showing big dangle earrings and necklaces at the Copa art crawl.
My work as appeared in print in the Stone House Anthology (2014) and the Southern Griot Journal (2011). I am a Chicago Southsider residing in South Minneapolis. I am a savage writer living in color.
Crochet is fairly new to me, but I loved it in an instant. I crochet because it is both creative and meditative. I mostly enjoy crocheting items that can be given as gifts – either to a loved one or to yourself!
Facebook: Crochet by Mari
I started my education in art in 1967 in design school at the U of MN, but finished my degree in Studio Art at the University of Maryland in 1975. My current work is a combination of painting, sculpture and textiles. I attach items like springs, leather, metal found objects as well as fabric to the surface of the canvas with gesso or by sewing or wiring the material onto the surface. I then paint all or part of it.
I work in a variety of media, including carved wood, textiles, painting, photography, and print. My work is inspired by and celebrates ecological themes.
I graduated from Bethel College with a BA in studio art in 1996, and began taking the first small steps toward becoming a working artist. I created my first Celtic works in 1999 and focused on that unique style until 2012. Recently, I have begun working with a wider range of geometric, floral, and ethnic designs, incorporating bright colors through the use of underglazes. While I still enjoy working with Celtic knots and spirals, I’m excited to see the direction this new work will lead me.
Repurposed materials made into wearable art,
accessories, and jewels.
With gallery work known and collected nationwide, Susan also has a passion for wool and embroidery! She is known for hand dyed wool ready for spinning or felting and unique handspun yarns. In the last few years, she has begun designing for machine embroidery for exhibition but has a particular fondness for PATCHES! You know, like Merit Badges…for artists? for DIYers?
Gallery Page: Susanhenselgallery.com
Business Name: Rose & Pentagram Design (aka MacGregor Games)
My primary artistic obsession is Celtic knotwork, so when we started researching and selling games from the past at the Renaissance Festival it seemed natural to decorate them with Celtic motifs. In recent years I have begun creating larger works by “up-cycling” used boxes or tables scavenged from thrift stores and garage sales and decorating them with game boards, purely decorative Celtic-inspired designs.
Website: MacGregor Historic Games
Flickr: Charles Knutson
After my art education, I explored many avenues: gallery artist, scenic theater painter, prop artist, performance artist. I believe each has contributed to the whole regarding my interpretation of a career and I am grateful for the experiences.
One constant has been my desire to create- especially with tactile materials such as fiber, twine or charcoal on paper. The hands-on approach of these activities really speaks to me.
I like bringing some light-heartedness and wit to my pieces. I never do too many works in the same vein, call it a fault but I get bored easily and see no reason to repeat myself with multiple variations on a theme. So, with that said, I’ve enjoyed figurative painting and drawing, mixed-media works and fiber/macramé art- my current interest.
Tracy and Ramona have been working together for more than a decade on projects supporting recycling, sustainability, the arts, and local small-scale economies. Garbage is their newest love: a small business launched in 2016 that scavenges waste-stream bound materials and re-imagines them as ecoquirky jewelry.
Bicycle inner tubes are collected from South Minneapolis bike shops and then hand-cut to create vegan, cruelty-free cuffs and other fashion accessories. We believe that we all need to be more aware of the waste that is created as we consume, and that every product a person buys is an opportunity for them to honor their ethics. We love making these products, and giving conscious consumers a truly sustainable jewelry option!