My wall hangings will be on display Sept. 3-Oct. 30 at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO

"Anxious" - 62" x 50" - woven wool, cotton, linen,
acrylic panels linked with yellow polypropylene
rope and mounted on wood panels

Several of my weavings and wall hangings will be featured at the “Inside Out” exhibit from Sept. 3-Oct. 30, 2019, at the Ruth E. Stocksdale Gallery of Art at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. The exhibit explores the impact of creativity and art on the healing process and on emotional health. Included in the exhibit will be several pieces from my “Bra Therapy Project” collection plus nine new wall hangings made during 2019.

I've described myself as an emerging weaver and fiber artist. Not sure how this "emerging" business works, but let's go with that.... I work at a rigid heddle loom, weaving mostly with my fingers instead of using traditional weaving tools such as shuttles or bobbins. My work is primarily abstract, with a sort of inherent messiness and disheveled quality about it.

While the exhibit is hanging, I will also make a presentation to the college's nursing students about the role of creativity and art in the healing process. I also plan to present an artist’s talk; date and time will be announced later.

The opening reception for the show will happen at the gallery on Sept. 8.

The Stocksdale Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. It is located on the second floor of Brown Hall on the William Jewell College campus.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Liberty Arts Commission, the Transient Guest Tax and William Jewell College.