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A review in Art New England
Dian Parker wrote a wonderful review of my retrospective exhibit in the July/August 2021 issue of "Art New England."
Jackie Abrams: 45 Years of Making
A wonderful article...
Arlene Distler has written a beautiful article about me and my retrospective exhibit in "The Commons," our weekly newspaper here in Brattleboro, Vermont. Click here to read it.
December 6th, 2020
Petria Mitchell, co-owner of Mitchell•Giddings Fine Arts, in Brattleboro, Vermont, has made a series of videos about my show at the gallery, "Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us."
Click here to see the first one, about materials and techniques.
It was three days of color, plaiting, shaping, increasing, decreasing, painted paper. Many beautiful baskets were created.
We had fun! We made corners, shoulders, and rims, and made the best of all of all the good things that virtual learning has to offer!
We gathered from all over the country, and even from Wales, to coil, stitch, loop, and make cordage. In this four-day workshop, we built on previous skills and discovered new ones. It was fun!
Judith Scott and her work
The American Folk Art Museum presented a truly wonderful program about Judith Scott and her work. It will make your heart happy.
"Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act this year, Senior Curator Valérie Rousseau and Tom di Maria, Director of External Relations at Creative Growth Art Center, explore Scott’s groundbreaking life and work, taking a closer look at her complex creative process and examining questions of interpretation and exhibition."
We gathered from all over the country, and had a wonderful time together! Four days of coiling, looping, and stitching. All from the comfort of everyone's home.