May 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Heidi Parkes, special guest artist at The Warehouse, for a lecture on a contemporary approach to mending clothes, quilts and more. She will talk about the cultural context and her own personal practice as a life long mender and quilter. This lecture is a kick off to a day of mending and quilting on Saturday, May 20, at The Warehouse. This talk is FREE, and you may choose attend only the lecture, however if you’d like to attend Saturday’s mending and quilting day, pre-registration and payment is required.
The Mending and Quilting Weekend is sponsored by the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.
Bio of Heidi:
Heidi Parkes is a fiber artist living in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her art explores location, memory, and the passage of time.
She is an artist in many mediums, specializing in quilts and fiber art. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), her art explores domestic life, location, and the passage of time. While a student, Parkes spent seven years assisting ceramic artist Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi. After earning her BFAEE, Parkes taught art for nine years at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois. During this time she cultivated her passion for public speaking about art, traveled extensively in Europe, and earned her 500-hour certification in Yoga Therapy. Meditation, repetition, and improvisation are all integral qualities of her current art practice. Parkes has spoken about her art on the Have Company Podcast, Thought Mixing Bowl Podcast, The Riverwest Radio, and at Milwaukee’s Creative Mornings event. She has exhibited work at The John Michael Kohler Art Museum, The Charles Allis Art Museum, The Modern Quilt Guild’s Annual QuiltCon, The Jazz Gallery, The Timothy Cobb Fine Arts Gallery, Gallerie M, and more.