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Welcome to my website.  I will be keeping you apprised of my exhibitions, publications, and lectures on my Home Page. My Journal page features my current work in progress, images from recent travels, research snippets, and everyday reflections.

There were brief signs of spring a few weeks ago with crocus and snow drops blooming. Detroit has since been hit with wind storms and snow. Winter is tenacious! Olive and I have persevered and continued our daily neighborhood walks.

I spent the majority of January and February hunkered down in my studio creating a new teapot for Teapots! 11th Invitational at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh. The exhibition opens on April 7-June 10. ( Images on Journal Page) In January, I juried the student exhibition at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. The exhibition was beautifully installed by Amy Kantgias. Last November I traveled to Maryland where I presented a lecture and 4-day sculptural basketry workshop to the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. It was great fun.

New Fibers 2016 at the University Gallery in Ypsilanti  closed on December 7th.  I am honored to have been given a Pat Williams Award for “Otter”.  My solo show Infolding/Unfolding at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center closed on October 14th.  My lecture in the gallery was well attended. Many thanks to Suzanne Chessler for the lovely coverage in the Jewish News. (see article on my journal page) BIG Sculpture @ The Factory  Sept 16-18 was also well attended. I enjoyed being a part of this wonderful show.

I am happy to announce that Fox recently received the juror’s award in Threads: A Sampling of Fiber Art at Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Maryland.  Roo was recently on display in The Dark Side, a terrific group exhibition at the Birmingham Bloomfield  Art Center from May 6th-June 10th.  And Water Rat was exhibited at the Detroit Artist Market’s Biennial All Media Exhibition in April.In April I juried Blooms, Bugs, and Beasts (May exhibition opening) at the Detroit Scarab Club.

This has been a fertile year for me artistically. I am most grateful for the abundant gifts the universe has provided and look forward to what is revealed to me in 2017!

I’ll leave you with a quote from my mother, Fran Aaron’s memoir, “Being Alive at Ninety-Five”.  She transitioned on September 11, 2015. Rule #3 for her secret formula for living into your nineties is,  “Give your guardian angel a blessing for aiding your continued ability to remain physically and mentally healthy.”

Blessings and appreciation,

Susan