INTRO TO ECO-PRINTING with Dawn Edwards: Releasing Nature’s Secrets
Workshop Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Workshop Time: 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
Location: Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Barn
903 S. Bailey Ave South Haven, MI 49090
Workshop fee: $100 (Bailey Museum members- $90)
Materials fee: $35 per workshop participant
* Materials fee includes wool felt to make 2 eco-printed scarves or table runners, written instructions, eucalyptus leaves (which yield a delightful and surprising contrast to our local leaves in the printing process), natural dye materials.
Dawn Edwards Artist Bio:
Dawn Edwards is a felt artist and tutor based in Plainwell, Michigan. Dawn specializes in fun, out-of-the ordinary felt hats and sells her work under the label ‘Felt So Right’. She teaches extensively within the USA and internationally, including Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Chile. Her felt art has appeared in numerous exhibitions, magazines and books, including ‘Worldwide Colours of Felt’ by Ellen Bakker/Textile-link, and several issues of the Australian ‘Felt’ Magazine, and the International Feltmakers Association (IFA) journal, ‘Felt Matters’. Dawn is the co-coordinator of the not-for-profit ‘Felt United’, with over 7,000 members around the world. Felt United is celebrated internationally and annually on the first Saturday of October, with the goal of connecting feltmakers around the globe.
Dawn’s website: http://www.feltsoright.com
The Bailey Museum presents
Greetings from a Michigander: The Art of Mike Kiefer
August 15- August 31 2021
Join us for an opening reception on August 15 from 5 -8 pm
Sign maker, boat builder, wood worker, craftsman, artist. Mike has worked and lived in South Haven since 1985. He built boats and taught wooden boat building at his company Great Lakes Boatbuilding Company, for well over 20 years. Some of his boats have been used as movie props (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lemony Snicket). Many of us are familiar with Mike’s work as a sign maker- his signs are at locations in South Haven including the Bailey Museum. In his “retirement” Mike has also continued his interest in painting.
“I've had a lifelong interest in art. Like most people I started drawing as a child and kept at it sporadically throughout my career. I turned to oil painting over 20 years ago and enjoy this versatile medium the most.
My subjects are mostly representational and are widely varied. Through my travels in the American West I have become a fan of Western Art with Remington and CM Russell being the most famous.
As a lifelong Michigander and great lakes sailor I have a great affinity for all things maritime. My paintings of the dunes and shores represent my connection to this area's beautiful natural wonders. As a sailor boats and ships sometimes show up in paintings since I spent 25 years as a wooden boat builder professionally.
Portraits are a particular challenge and I am currently painting a series of portraits I call Legendary Lawmen. It is an eclectic collection of people who made a difference in law enforcement. It is a tiny effort to support the selfless men and women who courageously risk their lives and families every day to protect the rest of us. Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
I hope you enjoy my humble efforts and find peace and inspiration in them.” – Mike Kiefer