Mon, Jun 23|
Susan J Lapham: One Thing Leads to Another (Thoughts on Working in a Series)
What is it about working in a series that works? What is a series anyway and why is it important? This lecture will help you think about taking your work to the next level by working in a series. Program is free for current MCQ members. Not a member yet? Click "Join MCQ" button above.
Time & Location
Jun 23, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
About the Event
What is it about working in a series that works? What is a series anyway? And why is it important? Have you ever asked yourself these questions and wondered what all the fuss is about? This lecture will help you think about taking your work to the next level by working in a series. Series are often defined as a set of works related by a single subject matter, style, format or even color. Think Picasso’s blue period. One of the most important benefits of working in a series is to learn how to listen to your own ideas and discover your voice. I’ll give ideas about how you can create a body of work in your own unique voice and I’ll share some my own series work during the lecture.
The contemporary quilts of Susan J Lapham have been described as a lively dance between steady geometry and sparkling movement. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious venues including Form, Not Function 2020, Quilts=Art=Quilts 2020, and has been invited to be exhibited in Quilt National 2021.
Born in Jerusalem, Lapham lived in the Middle East and North Africa for most of the first 12 years of her life. While living in Carthage she learned to use an old, even then, Kenmore. She has been creating art with fabric ever since, although on newer machines. Despite being awarded New York State Regents’ highest honor in Home Economics as a senior in high school, Lapham turned to science to pursue her career. She received degrees in Cartography and Survey Statistics and has worked for the government and non-profit organizations as a mapmaker, statistician, manager and senior executive for nearly 40 years. She is Principal Investigator on several grants from the National Institutes for Health focusing on behavioral health and is Director of a sixty-year longitudinal study of human development and aging. Exercising her right brain, she spends her time outside work creating fine art from fabric.
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