06 October 2007

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Rabbit hole scramble...

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05 October 2007

04 October 2007

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West...along Salt River

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Pave paradise... Put up a parking lot. Zoning change kills neighborhood...

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State flower..goldenrod

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Thursday .... In ....O7

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03 October 2007

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resume updated...

textile artisan, painter and designer living in Kentucky
resume updated

Dennis J. Shaffner


Lynn's Paradise Cafe
Post-Derby Sunday performing arts event
basket weaving, "under water" demo day
May 6
Mother's Day
Lynn's Paradise Cafe
Basket making Demonstration Day
"spheres into basketBOWL forms"
May 13

Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown, KY
recent textiles, watercolors & canvas paintings from 76-06
January 2-30

6th Biennial Craft Guild Exhibition
West Virginia Craft Guild touring exhibition
throught April 21, 07.
Award, "empty nest" basket form, willow, rattan, honeysuckle
DinnerWorks 2007

The Louisville Visual Art Association annual exhibition
13 Moons Over Somalia
rattan sculpture installation with Pat Sturtzel: Bantu Women textiles
@The Water Tower off Zone and River Road, Louisville, KY

Louisville Collegiate School
Basket making workshop, Lower School

Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown, KY
Woven works in rattan: spheres and basketBOWL forms
Jan-Feb 3 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Dustin Kaufman, director

Annual Art Auction BAUM SCHOOL of ART, Allentown, PA

BAUM SCHOOL of ART: Holiday Craft Exhibition Allentown, PA

Nazareth Arts Gallery, Bardstown, KY
BASKETbowl exhibition July

BAUM SCHOOL of ART: Holiday Craft Exhibition Allentown, PA

MANHATTAN rising: textile sculpture
522 West Short Street Lexington, KY

HOOPLA: Kentuckiana Basketball
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

BASKET FORM SCULPTURE: Workshop at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Nov. 11 & 18, 2000

FIBER ART: present and future March 15-May 17
an exhibition of Kentucky contemporary fiber art
MetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY

BLACKACRE NATURE PRESERVE ART WEEK: Basket Making Workshop Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, Louisville, KY
Shayne Hull, education director; June 21-25, 1999

Holidazzle: The Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design Gallery
November – December curated by Brion Clinkingbeard
KMA+D director

Basketmaking Workshop: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Julie Schweitzer director of education
Clermont, Kentucky

DinnerWorks 97: Louisville Visual Art Association
fiber works for the dinner table
curated by Gayle Cerlan/ARTstudio January 18 - February 10

Contemporary Basket Forms: The Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery with Lestel & Ollie Childress and Paula Gron
curated by Brion Clinkingbeard, KACF director

Christmas Pageant of Peace: The Kentucky Tree in Washington DC
textile ornament design competition
Louisville Visual Art Association and The State Capital, Frankfort

Year of American Craft: A Celebration of Works of the Hand
The White House, Washington DC
textile forms in the permanent collection, Smithsonian Institution

Showcase 88: Louisville Visual Art Association
juried by Don Anderson, Toni Birckhead
The Water Tower, Louisville, Kentucky
sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation

East Meets West: International Design Competition
New York, 1989 Tokyo and Brussels, textile form selected for publication

brief Archive

The Courier-Journal KENTUCKIANA STYLE Winter 1998, November 1; Boffo Baskets: Catherine Murrell, photo by Pam Spaulding, Basket Resources H4: Features

FIBER FOCUS Kentucky catalog: Philis Alvic, editor Copyright 2000, The Fiber Guild of Lexington, Inc. Lexington, KY March-April 2000 basketform photographs

The Courier-Journal, September 16, 2001 Kentuckiana Style Section, Sunday DREAM WEAVINGS: Catherine Murrell, color photo by Pam Spaulding

The Courier-Journal, June 29, 2003 ARTS: Get a handle on weaving baskets at show VIEWPOINTS by Diane Heilenman

The Courier-Journal, NEIGHBORHOODS, July 23, 2003: WEAVING MEMORIES Artist credits mentor, by Missy Baxter; photos Bill Luster, Courier-Journal

Art Workshops: The Art Spirit, Clinton, NJ
Louisville Visual Art Association, KY
Girlscouts of America, Louisville, KY
Kentucky School for the Blind w/ARTstudio
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design
Greater Clark County Elementary Schools, IN
Kentucky Ford Truck; Family Learning Center, KY
Spalding University; Bullitt Co. Hign School LVAA, CFAC Program

M. Ed. University of Louisville 1980
B. A. Morehead State University 1971

Brookfield Craft Center: HISAKO SEKIJIMA:basketry
University of Louisville: ALMA LESCH:textiles
J.B. Speed Museum: MICHAEL DAVIS:basketry
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference: Barbara Goldberg:shibori
Fashion Institute of Technology: LESLIE TILLETT:textile printing
University of Louisville: MARY REMEY REVOR:surface design
MAHBOOB SHAHZAMAN:oriental rugmaking
ED LAMBERT:ikat dye

Updated Oct 07

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30 September 2007

happy birthday John

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even a diamond isn't forever
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