Catchng up with Susan Lenz – newsletter

Susan Lenz

I Do/I Don’t

Installation £3,700. Can be seen at Bilston Art Gallery, Nr Wolverhampton UK from 16th May to 25th July.  You can also see Susan’s work at Festival of Quilts, on the Through our Hands stand. (more details to follow!)

Susan Lenz, I Do I Don't, full, 2

ARTISTA VISTA
Gossip Game at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios

For the last year the artists at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios have been playing “The Gossip Game” (also known by children as “Telephone”). Curator Wil South of the Columbia Museum of Art selected a painting from the current Charles Courtney Curran exhibit and showed it to the first artist on the list. That artist, Eileen Blyth, created her response and passed only her work to the next artist on the list … and so forth. Each artist had only three weeks to complete their piece. Now, the entire “Gossip Game” is revealed for ARTISTA VISTA! It includes Susan Lenz’s art quilt … the nineth piece in the series.

Some of the pieces were shown during a lunch time tour at the museum and there’s been great press coverage for this exciting project.

ARTISTA VISTA
ART NIGHT: Thurs. April 23rd from 5 – 9
Galleries open during regular business hours on Fri. April and Sat. April 25

The project also got great coverage on WACH-Fox’s morning programing! PRINT YOUR FREE ARTISTA VISTA MAP!

Upcoming!
Susan’s exciting summer schedule!

At the end of this month Susan is headed to a two week art residency at Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN.  She’s be teaching “HOT”, her workshop on heat-activated processes for creative embroidery, at the Craft Alliance of St. Louis before continuing to Wormfarm Institute in rural Wisconsin for an unique residency on a working, organic farm. This is followed directly by three weeks with renown fiber artist Ellen Kochansky at the Rensing Center in Pickens, SC.  On July 11th, Susan and Steve will be in Scotland to joyfully watch their son Mathias Lenz Dingman married fellow BRB dancer Laura-Jane Gibson.  Susan returns to Great Britain in August for the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham!  What a great few months are ahead!
Stitching Together is now part of the McKissick Museum’s permanent collection!

Last Sunday night the McKissick Museum revealed their purchase awards for their juried exhibition Crafting Civil (War) Conversations … including Susan’s sculptural grave rubbing art quilt, Stitching Together!  The show is on view through May 30, 2015.