This project lives up to my chosen word for 2023 – PROMOTE. I am officially announcing the exhibit ‘Stories are Made Loop by Loop’ opening July 12 at Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S Main, Harrisonburg, VA extending through October 12. I have curated hooked work by seven international artists. Meet the makers this month. In… Continue reading Months in the planning
Author: Susan Feller
Caring for Nature
Looking back over my work I realize growth, geology and sounds of nature have inspired and influenced it. To study life outside of our dwellings brings an awareness of delicacy and interdependency. It seems my media of choice; fiber/textiles and non-mechanical tools (a hook and needle); honors the experiences my senses absorb. I participated as… Continue reading Caring for Nature
Nature, Art and Friends
Off season is a great time to explore a region. March in the New River Gorge National Park invites outdoor enthusiasts to hike the trails through tunnels of rhododendron or along the top of the gorge for views of the rushing New River below. You could ride above in a bi-plane; through the gorge along… Continue reading Nature, Art and Friends
Learn by Questioning
There are many opportunities to learn. Watching a how-to video helps, but when you are able to ask questions a relationship develops. The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts offers personal networking experiences through the Creative Network. Monthly Lunch and Learn programming lead by WVCN Liaison, Angelica Armstrong, introduces successful, emerging, retailers, writers, musicians, artists in… Continue reading Learn by Questioning
Textile Arts in Appalachia
Choosing a word to describe the year ahead has become my routine. PROMOTE is 2023’s. Monthly, on the 20th, a blog post will be released introducing people, places and or events I have researched. Focusing on contemporary textile arts, today’s makers of Appalachian traditions or the stories behind objects, the posts will aim to promote… Continue reading Textile Arts in Appalachia
Making art – Why?
I am beginning a new website and thought to muse on creating art.Please visit SusanFeller.com over the next months to learn my story. I waver between how the methodical, rhythmic action stitching and loop making settles me to an anxiousness felt designing a visual message recording life around me. Viewing installations, collections and themed exhibits… Continue reading Making art – Why?
Susan Feller is an artist using traditional handcrafts to archive current events. The slow process of pulling fabric with a hook into loops, threading a needle and stitching, even drawing a design with a marker onto a loose weave canvas allow me time to think about the subject and you the audience. How can I… Continue reading Introduction