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Sustainability in Chaos

The 2023 Juried Exhibition by the North American Hand Papermakers – featuring GAP member Hazel Sebastian Glass, and juried by GAP member Helen Hiebert and printmaker Eileen Wallace

October 20 @ 8:00 am November 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The 2023 North American Hand Papermakers’ Triennial Juried Exhibition, Sustainability in Chaos, invited 30 paper artists to demonstrate their insight on the chaos of today’s life. Through the medium of paper and its boundless style, sustainability, and conceptual framework, the exhibiting artists transform chaos into a vision of what is possible. Their work demonstrates how the arts and sustainability can elevate inspiration and leave a lasting impression on communities.

Anarchy, war, and disease have become our nation’s daily concerns and only news. Even if we do not face these situations directly, in our social and economic lives, we witness the prevalence of chaos in various forms. With such sudden, surprising, and sometimes unexpected changes in our lifestyles today, Sustainability in Chaos is a show of resistance. Through the historical endurance of paper and its various papermaking artforms, the 30 featured artists issue an invitation to a quiet and peaceful moment that evokes a pleasurable experience that conveys freedom from chaos.

Opening Reception: October 20, at Sprout Coworking, The Gallery, 166 Valley Street, Building 6M, Suite 103, Providence, Rhode Island 02909.

Connect with Hazel Glass and Helen Hiebert also on Instagram (@hazelsebastianglass and @helenhiebert)

Helen Hiebert

Helen Hiebert constructs installations, sculptures, films, artists’ books and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally and online, and is the author of the several how-to books about papermaking and papercrafts. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends, which she writes about on her weekly blog called The Sunday Paper. She also interviews papermakers and paper artists on her podcast Paper Talk, and I hold an annual paper retreat and papermaking master classes in her Red Cliff, Colorado studio.

North American Hand Papermakers

New York, NY

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Sprout Coworking – The Gallery

166 Valley Street, Building 6M, Suite 103
Providence, Rhode Island 02909 United States
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