My studio is unique as is the community in which I live
I had the privilege of my studio being featured in the Fall 2021 edition of Where Women Create magazine. My studio had at one time been "the ritual room" for the Elks Lodge and Masonic Temple (but not at the same time). The peek-a-boo entrance doors, tin ceiling, and stages remain intact. Living alongside that history I created a curated space of all the elements I use for my creations. Each space tells a story or two- and I wanted to share the story of my success with the women in my community who in some way got me to this point. Through the support of the magazine we broadened the focus beyond my work and my unique studio to showcase the community of women artisans, creatives and business owners.
It began with a dream
I have always loved pouring through the pages of Where Women Create, and was determined to have my studio showcased within their pages. The magazine had inspired my creativity and my competitive spirit. I sent in an application letter with photos and had several friends send letters of support. Jo Packham, the editor, said that I "came with my own cheerleading squad".
Supporting and celebrating success
I have been fortunate to have others support me-now it was my turn to help them and our community- thus "Owego NY Where Women Create" became a social media following and call to action.
Check out how our tourism office helped visitors to the Finger Lakes region of NYS learn about this project.
Spreading the word one coffee cup at a time
This was the FIRST of the banners displayed outside a local business and may still be one of my favorites!
Events and press coverage
"Owego NY Where Women Create" 8/4/2021- November 2021
A Celebration of local women-owned/managed businesses coinciding with Fall 2021 edition of Where Women Create magazine
"Assemblage of and for Spirited Adults" -Halloween themed Assemblage workshop October 2021
Old Souls Home Studio Tour, Chat and magazine signing 9/11/2021
Tell us a Tale" at Black Cat Gallery 9/3/2021
Found object story telling and story creations.
Where Women Create Magazine signing
Where Women Create Magazine Signing at Riverow Bookshop 8/6/2021