Sunday, April 20, 2014

Artist-in-residence in WI

I was invited and spent several days in March, Wisconsin.  It was an artists-in-residence or let's say "art retreat".  Lilach Schrag who is an artist/educator organized. Six artists got together.  Each artist had each studio space and worked all day.  We had dinner together.  After dinner, we did a crit, showed our work, and discussed interesting subjects.  One artist wrote a poem.  One artist made an installation, one made a sculpture with clay.  All of us apply different media, though we were connected through ART.  It was very special and precious days. (Akemi Nakano Cohn)

on going process......
Rice paper dyed in indigo, Kihada, Walnut.  Constructed.  Hand cut out the images.

                                  At Pearlstein Resort in Wisconsin; March 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Textile Blog.


Some exciting news about our blog.
There is now a new Lillstreet Blog that  has been launched, this blog now includes all departments on the main site, but you can still go directly to the Textile content by visiting

It looks great, we really think you are going to like it.
We will still be posting to this at the moment while we get all staff and monitors to transition to posting on the new blog, but eventually this blog will become an archive and all new and current posts will be available on

We really appreciate your visits to the blog and hope you will like the new layout.

Chat soon. :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Sunday Open Studio

Printmaking will not have Open Studio 2-6 on Sunday, April 20, Easter.   (Textiles borrows printmaking monitors from 2-6pm.)

Textile Department is only having open studio hours from 10am-2pm.

Limited OS Wednesday and Friday due to camps

Please read below changes to the Textile Department open studio schedule for Wednesday, April 16 and Friday, April 18.

-Print open studio on Wednesday April 16th is from 4-9pm.  Sewing studio is not affected.
-Sewing open studio on Friday April 18th is from 4-6pm.  Print studio is not affected.

Kidstreet campers will be using the space for a School's Out camp during the above times.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Textile Department and Kidstreet

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Craft/Work Exhibit Opening TONIGHT!

Craft/Work has been a three-month long series of lectures and workshops that explored the boundaries between Fine Art and Craft. We've covered topics such as Identity in Craft, Local, National and International Crafts-based business, Craft and Community, and more! (You can check out a bunch of our programming online.)

Tonight marks the culmination of the Craft/Work project: The opening of the exhibit! We've collected work from thirteen amazing artists whose work transgresses their chosen media and investigates questions of hand making and traditional techniques. The participating artists are: 

Camille Canales* 
Lindsay Evans 
Noelle Garcia 
Ashley Gilreath* 
Jasmin Guerrero 
Abigail Heuss 
Jessica Pleyel 
Jeff Rhodes 
Emily Schneider 
Carrie Ann Schumacher 
Molly Roth* 
Jesse Seay 
El Stitch y Bitch* 

 (* Artists who are or have been affiliated with Lillstreet!) 

Inverse Cartography Series by Emily Schneider

Celebrate with us tonight! 

 Saturday, April 12th, 6pm - 10pm
 @ Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Thinkspace 
3501 W Fullerton Ave, Logan Square, Chicago, IL, 60647
RSVP to the Facebook event!