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.
Signs of spring are finally appearing. Crocus flowers are peeking up through the leaves and adding splashes of bright color to the terrain. I am making headway on a new series of work for my up-coming September 2016 solo show at the Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center. (September 9-October 14th)
In the meantime, Roo will be on display May 6-June 10th in The Dark Side, a group exhibition at the Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center from May 6th-June 10th. And on May 10th I will host a bus load of folks from UBS Financial Services for a studio visit.
In April I am pleased to jury Blooms, Bugs, and Beasts (May exhibition opening) at the Detroit’s Scarab Club. And next November 2016, I will be in Potomac, Maryland with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild presenting a lecture on my Creative Process to the whole group, a mini afternoon basketry workshop, followed by a 3-day extensive workshop on coiled basketry. I am most grateful for the abundant gifts the universe has provided. This has been a fertile year for me artistically.
At the top of my list is my solo exhibition, Journeying, at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit. It opened to the public June 12-August 22nd. The opening reception on June 12th was amazing. On June 27th I presented a talk in the Rose Gallery.
Many thanks to Lee DeVito from the Detroit Metro Times for writing a terrific article about my work and N’Namdi show in June 10th issue.
On May 8th, Ellen Kayrod Gallery in Detroit opened Women’s Mixed Media Invitational in conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts Kahlo/Rivera exhibition. I am pleased to have been invited to exhibit my sculptures, Campfire and Swaddled. The show ran through June 19th.
One of my Tarot Series sculptures, Death, was published in an article on the Center for Sacred Psychology’s website. The article is entitled Spiritual Astrology Session Ten: Neptune and Pluto. An image of the sculpture can be found on page ten. Many thanks to Betsy Caprio Hedberg for inviting me to contribute art work to this exciting round table discussion.
Soul Shell Teapot was recently a part of Teapots! 9th Invitational at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. The exhibition ran from April 10th-June 13th. Images of this new direction can be seen by going to my Collections page and clicking on Teapot Series.
Wapiti Pot and Tiger Teapot were shown at Snyderman-Works Galleries in Philadelphia where they were part of a five-person exhibition entitled Animal Imagery. The show closed on January 31st.
My work was featured in Mixed Media Magazine. Many thanks to professor Mary McNichols for writing such a fabulous article and Mixed Media editor Luisa Nims for the insightful interview. If you are not familiar with this terrific on-line publication, you can click on this link to find out more about Mixed Media.
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