On Sunday, July 26, from 11am – 2pm, join Threewalls and Three Sisters Papermaking on the Comfort Station lawn to celebrate our Spring 2015 Community Supported Art, Chicago, release: The Tabletop Collection. Featuring limited-edition artworks by Chicago artists Laura Davis, Assaf Evron, Julia Klein, Sabina Ott, and Stephen Reber, The Tabletop Collection is inspired by the concept of a miniature sculpture garden and offers an affordable option for collectors and supporters of Chicago artists.
Located just steps away from the ever-popular Logan Square Farmer’s Market, the Comfort Station lawn is the ideal outdoor location for our release event, also featuring hands-on papermaking workshops and demonstrations by Three Sisters Papermaking. All five of the limited-edition artworks included in the Spring 2015 CSA will be on display and available for purchase or retrieval to subscribers of the program. Reserve your subscription today: http://three-walls.org/shop/the-tabletop-collection/
Three Sisters Papermaking is a mobile papermaking project of three papermakers working with plants, seeds, and recycled materials. Three Sisters is a planting technique that provides strength, shade and moisture to three different kinds of plants placed together in the garden. Three Sisters Papermaking plays with this idea as a form of socially-engaged art to support each others’ artistic growth and impact, and share hand papermaking with new audiences. Participants learn to make paper, and take one made by previous workshop attendees in the “pay it forward” ethos.
Three Sisters Papermaking is comprised of two alumni and a professor of the Book & Paper program at Columbia College Chicago. Their projects, The Mobile Mill and Seeds InService: A Papermaking Institute reflect the program and artistic community locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Mobile Mill is a traveling ‘pop-up’ paper studio that actively challenges traditional notions of art practice, craft culture and education by broadening preconceived notions of where art can be made and who can make it – making the radical effort to push beyond studio walls with hand papermaking.
Seeds InService: A Papermaking Institute (SIS) is a hand papermaking project by Melissa Potter and Maggie Puckett at the intersection of art, eco-feminism, and seed diversity. Seeds for the SIS project are originally sourced from the Hull House Museum Library (now UIC Heritage Garden Library). Fibers grown from these plants become art material for seed packets, community workshops, and plant waste management research.
Community Supported Art, Chicago is a yearly art subscription of engaging, innovative, and locally produced art. The program is modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a regular payout of produce. CSA Chicago works in a similar way—but instead of vegetables, shareholders receive limited editions by artists who live and work in Chicago.
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