october/november - bird ross mENDING AND FIXINg
Bird Ross is a Madison-based studio artist working in textiles, mixed media and mundane objects. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently energizes her studio practice through collaborative work, both nationally and internationally.
Bird will use her Bubbler residency as a means of opening up to the spontaneous delight that develops through collaboration, and sharing with others her knowledge of fixing. She will invite others to get involved with fixing, mending, and repairing, both objects and concepts. Bird has invited numerous guests to join her in this work over the course of her residency in a series of workshops. In addition to these workshops, Bird will host a series of open mending hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in October and November where anyone may drop by to work on mending projects.
In addition to her public workshops, Bird will be working with several local organizations to share her work during this residency, including the Neighborhood Intervention Program, the Juvenile Detention Center, the Plato Group and Porch Light.
MENDING AND FIXING - SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION:
10/21 Ali Dwyer (3-5 pm) bicycle fixing expert, will be on hand to help people fix flat bicycle tires and patch bicycle tubes. Ali, as co-founder of We Are All Mechanics, has been teaching people how to take care of their bicycles since 2003
10/27 How to Mend an Impasse with Lynne Harper (1-3 pm) Alternative dispute resolution and problem solving methods.
10/28 Fix Your Knitting and Crocheting with Ann Marie and Caitlyn (10:30 am to Noon) Learn how to fix up hole-y mittens and sweaters – or other projects that involve knitting needles and crochet hooks. Bring a project that needs some help and your usual tools (yarn, needles, etc); we’ll have a few supplies on hand.
10/31 "Print and Resist" (details to follow)
11/1 Fix Your Artwork (Prints) with Andy Rubin (1-2:30 pm) With Andy’s help, fix, renew and rework the print you thought was a goner!
11/1 Families, caregivers and kids (Bird 1-5 pm) Drop in anytime at the Bubbler and I can show you how to repair your favorite blankie and stuffed animal! Bring them to the bubbler and tell me why they’re your favorite
11/6 Fixing and Mending with Peter Leidy (11 am to 1 pm) 11 to noon - How improv can fix unproductive meetings and personal relationships, Peter Leidy. Noon - 1 pm - Healing relationships through mindfullness Erick Upchurch and Peter Leidy.
11/6 “Night Lights' (details to follow)
11/8 Fixing Posture with Ali Dwyer (1:30-2:30 pm) Ali Dwyer will lead participants through some very simple and accessible exercises that will help activate and relax muscles in the upper body - contributing to nice upright posture. Ali has been teaching yoga and fitness classes in the Madison area since 2006.
11/8 Families, caregivers and kids (Bird 1-5 pm) Drop in anytime at the Bubbler and I can show you how to repair your favorite blankie and stuffed animal! Bring them to the bubbler and tell me why they’re your favorite
11/10 Open Mending (11 - 3 pm)
11/12 Plato Group How to fix a piece of art in the making: (1-3 pm Private group)
11/12 Open Mending (2 - 6 pm)
11/17 Hand stitching Busted Seams and Hems with Lynne Harper (1-3 pm) How to repair seams and raise, lower or fix hems by hand.
11/17 Open Mending ( 11 - 3 pm)
11/18 Fixing Dreams with Emily Arthur (4-6 pm) (details to follow)
11/19 How to Mend an Impasse with Lynne Harper (1:30-3:30 pm) Alternative dispute resolution and problem solving methods.
11/19 Open Mending (2 - 6 pm)
11/20 Communicate with People with Disabilities with Peter Leidy and Robin Parks (11:30 - 1:30 pm)
11/21 Fix and Mend Your Upholstery with Matt Nafranowicz (9 - 11 am)
11/21 Fix Your Jewelry with Tina Marie Maes (11:30-1 pm)
11/22 How to “fix” Leftovers! With Angela Trentadue (1:30 - 3 pm)
11/24 Open Mending (9 - 11 am and 12 - 3 pm)
11/29 Families, caregivers and kids (Bird 1-5 pm) Drop in anytime at the Bubbler and I can show you how to repair your favorite blankie and stuffed animal! Bring them to the bubbler and tell me why they’re your favorite!
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