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  • Third Salon Wrap-Up
    by Kris | May 20th, 2008 |

    I’m signing off as moderator of the Third Interstitial Salon (although all are invited and encouraged to continue the conversation as long as they like!). It’s been a fantastic discussion and a tremendous pleasure for me to listen as these wonderful artists/crafters/thinkers have talked about their process and their inspiration. I think one big idea I’m taking away from this conversation is the power of a passion for exploring the connections between story and the sensory world — it can take you anywhere and everywhere, and seems to be the surest source of an open and generous imagination!

    We’ve heard from and heard about an astounding array of craft/artists, and I thought it would be helpful to list them here — please do visit their websites and enjoy their varied and exquisite talents!

    SALON/ PARTICIPANTS (* denotes IAF Auction artist)
    Jae Leslie Adams — writer/book artist/calligrapher
    Deborah Atherton — writer/lyricist/librettist
    *K. Tempest Bradford — jeweler/writer/editor/Interfictions author
    *Deborah J. Brannon — jeweler/writer/scholar/reviewer
    Wendy Ellertson — doll/mask/book-maker/art curator
    *Sarah Evans — writer/jeweler
    *Elise Mattheson — jeweler
    *Kris McDermott — scholar/writer/occasional crafter
    *Mia Nutick — reviewer/writer/jeweler
    *Rachel PollackInterfictions author/artists/tarotist
    Jon Singer — ceramicist/inventor/Interfictions author
    *Joselle Vanderhooft — jeweler/writer
    *Leslie WhatInterfictions author/jeweler

    Virginia Blakelock
    — bead art/jewelry
    Shelley Jackson
    — body art/hypertext/performance art
    Steven & William Ladd — bead art, fashion and fine art installations
    Joyce Scott — beaded sculpture
    Ruthanne Tudball
    — ceramicist
    Raelinda Woad — storytelling/jewelry/cupcake fairy

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    5 Responses to “Third Salon Wrap-Up”

    1. Wendy Says:

      Kris – Thanks so much for putting in these links…
      I’d been trying to decipher who everyone was.
      This seems to have really started something…
      Connection of story and the sensory world does seem
      to be deep into our mullings about interstitial arts.

    2. Ellen Kushner Says:

      Kris, thank you for this fabulous wrapup – and especially for the links to all the Artists & their work! I really enjoyed the Salon discussion, and look forward to the next one.

    3. Elise Matthesen Says:

      Best place to find me, actually, is on LiveJournal, where I am elisem. I often post stuff about current work in entries headed ArtLog. See you there?

    4. Kris Says:

      Elise — Fixed! Thanks! Have a great WisCon!

    5. Art Contests Says:

      Personally, I think the Internet has been a great gift to art lovers, not only because it makes great works of art available for so many people to admire themselves. It’s also the best resource ever invented for art lovers like us to meet and exchange ideas!

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