Friday, September 19, 2014

Open Studios, 9/25/14

It's Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year next week. This happens to coincide with:

1) a break from public school for those of us in the teaching trenches, and 
2) Open Studios at IMC Lab and Gallery. 

Stop by and see a debut of my new series of fabric sculptures in progress, "Native/ Immigrant City."

Open Studios @IMC Lab and Gallery
56 West 22nd Street near 6th Avenue, NYC
F to 23rd Street; N/R to 23rd Street
Thursday, 9/25, 3-8pm

Also featuring performance, sculpture, installation, digital simulation, handcraft and interactive digital environment(s) by Colleen Flanigan, Dan Baker, Tal and Omer Golan and Iviva Olenick



























Thursday, September 4, 2014

Embroidery 3D Workshop at 61 Local - join me Monday, 9/15, 10:30-1:30

I am teaching a special brunch time 3D embroidery class on Monday, September 15 from 10:30am - 1:30pm. Join us in the 61 Local mezzanine, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn. Among in-class exercises, we will make mini doll houses, like the ones below.

To purchase a spot in the class, $35 for 3 hours of instruction with supplies provided, use the button below:

Eventbrite - Embroidery 3D Workshop

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shoestring Press

I discovered a lovely new space for art making, taking workshops and meeting Brooklynites: Shoestring Press in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a collective operated by Lane Sell and colleagues.

Ever excited by the idea of collaborating, Lane and I are cooking up a combined screen printing/ soft sculpture workshop in mid September - stay tuned for details! And Lane, interested in embroidery's graphic capabilities, is planning to experiment with collagraph printing using an embroidery as the source image. With printmaking, one must reverse the direction of the source image so that it reads properly, so note that the below embroideries (at least the front side) have been reversed left-right!


Shoestring back and front reversed direction.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Livre d'Artiste d'Aujourd'hui: Artist Talk at Center for Book Arts, Wednesday 8/6/14, 6:30pm

Dear friends and readers,

Wow - the summer is flying by! Does that mean I'm having so much fun I cannot remember what day it is? Or that I've made so many embroidery stitches my hands and sense of time are wrapped in thread?

Regardless, I plan to come up for air this Wednesday evening at my Center for Book Arts Artist Talk. Ximena Perez-Grobet, BĂ©atrice Coron and I will discuss our works individually, followed by audience Q and A and group discussion. 

Wine and cheese reception to start.

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-8:30

Join us!



Sunday, July 6, 2014

www.IvivaOlenick.com

I've been slowly making organizational and content changes to my web site, www.IvivaOlenick.com. I'm particularly excited about a new series of small, soft sculptures, "Native/Immigrant City." You can check them out here.


  
This tree was planted in front of my apartment as part of the NYC Million Trees project. "Brooklyn Full of Leaves, Treehouses." 2014. Sculpture with fabric, paint, stiffener, embroidery.