Monday, February 6, 2012

you're invited to the next MI SDA meeting

Please note: The March meeting location from the original post was updated on Feb 7, 2012. Details below!

The next meeting of SDA Michigan will be on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m.
It will be hosted by Sandy Kunkle at her home in Ann Arbor. (Directions to Sandy's can be found at the bottom of the post.)
We have an exciting program that will involve everyone and help us to get to know each other better. We are calling it "Extended Show and Tell".

We often rush through our show and tell because there are other things going on in meetings. For our March meeting, we want to focus on you, the artist. The idea is to share how and why you work. Other than a very short business meeting, the artist will reign.  
Please bring 1 or more pieces that were inspired by the same theme. Be prepared to talk about your inspiration and how you translated that to your work. If you have a second theme  you would like to talk about, please bring it along. Everyone will present once and then we can go around again as time permits. Keep in mind, that your "theme" may be that you love shibori, or a particular weave, or that you are experimenting with a technique. For others, it may be an expression of an idea or making a series.  This sharing time will help us to get to know each other better and to learn what kinds and variety of work we all represent. 

We could also allow brief positive critiques if you would like. Not everyone likes them, so it could be optional.  I suggest we use Jane Dunnewold's guidelines which may be downloaded from her website at under tutorials. Each person may decide  whether they want a critique from the group or not. 

I'd like to hear from you as to whether you think this is a good idea or not. Send me an email (  or leave a comment on this post.

We have exciting programs for our next two meetings as well. June 9, Marilyn Prucka has volunteered to do an indigo workshop at her studio in Monroe. For September, Mary Valerie Richter will do a shibori workshop (date not yet set).   December will be our annual holiday party. Details will be sent out closer to the time.
Hope to see you on March 25th! 

Directions to Sandy's house:
Sandy Kunkle
1201 Minglewood Way
Ann Arbor, 48103  
Some directions:
1. If coming from outside of Ann Arbor: take M-14 into downtown Ann Arbor. Turn right (West) at the second traffic light which is Summit Street. Take Summit Street until it "tees" into Brooks Street. Turn right (North) on Brooks Street and go almost to the end. Just before the stop sign intersection, turn left on Vesper, and then left again at the first street which is Minglewood. Go to the end (one block) and my house is on the right, at the corner of Minglewood and Robin.
2.  If coming from Ann Arbor. Take 7th Street North to the end. Turn right on Miller and at the first street turn left on Brooks. Follow directions above.

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