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Cambridge Open Studios September 29 & 30

Cambridge Open Studios 2018, Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th.  Noon to 6 PM.   I will have a kiosk with paintings and mixed media work for sale on the second floor of the CambridgeSide (Galleria) Mall.  Near Sears and across from Old Navy.  Lots of parking available.  Take the Green Line or buses to Lechmere.  I will be doing an ongoing demonstration of acrylic painting throughout the weekend.   Special additional gifts with purchase!

The Cambridge Arts Open Studios 2D Showcase Exhibition will be at the Multicultural Arts Center. (41 Second St., Cambridge)  The show will feature works from 42 different artists participating in Open Studios.  Exhibition on view: Friday, September 14th to Thursday, October 4th.  Artist Reception: Wednesday, October 3rd, from 6pm to 8pm. All are welcome!

Cambridge Open Studios, 2013
Me with fiber art pieces during Cambridge Open Studios in 2007.
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Richard Schwartz Receives “The Hope Merchant” Painting

Richard Schwartz, PhD, accepted a custom painting entitled The Hope Merchant, as a gift of gratitude from me.  I presented the painting to him during an IFS training at the Cambridge Health Alliance in April.  Thank you Dr. Schwartz for founding the Internal Family Systems paradigm that is used in psychotherapy, addictions treatment, conflict negotiations, childhood education, and as a personal daily practice.   IFS extends compassion and hope in a world of complexity.

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Governor’s Citation: MA State House Exhibit

50/100: Self-Leadership. Nan Genger, 2016.
   Self-Leadership, Nan Genger, 2016
With David D’Arcangelo, Director, MA Office on Disability, opening reception, November 14, 2017, MA State House

“Self-Leadership” (for sale in 100 Part in 100 Days Series) won a Governor’s Citation in recognition of being chosen for a juried exhibition sponsored by the Massachusetts Office on Disability. The Breaking Barriers exhibit (November 14-24) in the Mass. State House is available online at www.mass.gov/mod/art.   Governor Charles D. Baker’s citation reads: “Your artwork helps raise awareness of how people with disabilities overcome barriers and stigma.”

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‘The Ladybug Dress’ Wins MassArt All School Show Award

Ladybug Dress, 14" x 16," Nan Genger, 2016

A simple toddler’s dress. But a closer reading of the fabric text reveals a child’s voice of deliverance and directives for love and care.

I composed the phrases of text in Photoshop, and the cotton fabric was printed by an online company used by TV’s Project Runway contestants. I researched online for a baby dress pattern printed in 1951, my birth year, and found McCall’s pattern #1640. The lime green grosgrain ribbon with ladybugs references my childhood nickname “ladybug” used by my maternal grandmother.

Part of the Self series, ‘Please See Me: The Ladybug Dress‘, is for for sale, along with a small hanger and custom-made white cotton cover. It can be displayed in an acrylic box, on a mannequin, hanging, or simply laid out.

Truly a labor of love. A unique piece of fiber art.

‘Please See Me: The Ladybug Dress’ won the Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2017 All School Show Award for Fibers.

Ladybug Dress, 14" x 16," Nan Genger, 2016
Ladybug Dress, 14″ x 16,” Nan Genger, 2016