Renowned Japanese Fiber Artist Akiko Ike Returns to the WMQFA for First-Ever Solo Museum Exhibition in the United States

submitted For Immediate Release For More Information, Please Contact: Emily Schlemowitz, Senior Curator 262-546-0300 x102 Cedarburg, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) is pleased to present Akiko Ike: Boro Chiku-Chiku (May 18–August 27, 2023), the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibition in the United States. Ike is a renowned textile artist, teacher,Continue reading “Renowned Japanese Fiber Artist Akiko Ike Returns to the WMQFA for First-Ever Solo Museum Exhibition in the United States”

Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship Call for Applications

Submitted Fellowship duration: May–December 2023Application deadline: November 14, 2022 Open to: scholars, writers, curators, or artists of all educational levels with demonstrated engagement in research, study, or other activities relevant to the Tawney collection. Details: Fellows will conduct research onsite at JMKAC using the Tawney collection and other JMKAC resources. Fellows are not expected toContinue reading “Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship Call for Applications”

Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space

Linda Marcus Materials and context are vital to the conceptual and fiber-based practice of Milwaukee based artist Maggie Sasso. “Every material has a push back point. As a maker you have to work with the material and empathize with it. It’s less about conquering the material and really more about empathizing with it,” according toContinue reading “Maggie Sasso: Where the Loom Becomes the Space”

Review: Recognizing Success Amidst the Pandemic

Rachel Hausmann Schall It can be exhausting to continuously dwell on discussing how the pandemic has hindered or completely halted the familiarity of our everyday routines, impacted how we attend events, sustain careers, and maintain relationships. As a change of pace, focusing on the positives allow us to celebrate the successes born out of theContinue reading “Review: Recognizing Success Amidst the Pandemic”

Artdose Talks with Textile Artist Mychaelyn Michalec

Mychaelyn Michalec is a fiber artist and painter working in Dayton, OH. Her work depicts the mundane matters of domestic life; translating documented scenes of domestic life into textiles using both mechanical and hand tools. The work is an observation of what we choose to focus on and how those choices shape our lives. ItContinue reading “Artdose Talks with Textile Artist Mychaelyn Michalec”