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Persist

I have been interested in the iconography of the knit Pussy Hats that became a symbol of unity at the Women’s March. Hundreds of thousands of these hats were knit from a simple pattern that someone put up on the internet. Yarn stores ran out of pink yarn, and  the image continues to have power.

I chose the word PERSIST as a positive affirmation.  To continue firmly in the face of  opposition or difficulty, to be insistent, to endure and keep moving forward with our goals and dreams. It is a contradiction to giving up or putting ourselves aside for others.

PERSIST is my newest limited edition linoleum block print. It is available on my website and I will donate a percentage of profits to nonprofits that support women in moving forward in the world. Tell me what you think! How are you moving forward?

http://carolmacdonald.com/portfolio/portfolio-editions-knit.html

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STUDIO SALE

Exuberance I, Monotype by Carol MacDonald

Saturday, Dec. 6  10:00 – 4:00

Sunday, Dec. 7  1:00 – 4:00

 Please join me for some holiday cheer.

Shop for gifts and get a sneak peek at some of the new work that is rolling off my press! 

Monoprints, Limited Edition Prints,

Cards, Gift Tags, Sketchbook Journals,

Raku Clay Birds

 

  10% of all sales will be donated to Frog Hollow
 

614 Macrae Rd. Colchester, VT 

802-862-9037
 
 DIRECTIONS
From Burlington: N. Champlain St. to Rt 127 N, at the 2nd light go right onto Macrae Rd. 1/2 mile on right.
From Exit 16: North on Rt 7; left on Blakely Rd, Straight on Lakeshore Dr; Left on Prim Rd; Left on Macrae Rd; 1/2 mile on right.

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Moss IV

Master printmaker Carol E.S. MacDonald focuses a fine eye on the interwoven world of knitting and how it’s sometimes tangled web mimics everyday life.

June 6 – 28, 2014

Opening Reception

Friday, June 6th from 6:30 – 8:30

Etui Fiber Arts

2016 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538

914-341-1426

Hours: Tues – Thurs 10-5 / Fri – Sat 10-4

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Pattern I

I am honored to install my work in the sanctuary of the Waterbury Congregational Church.

Art making is, for me, a form of spiritual practice. A way that I come into myself and make sense of the world and connect on a soul level to a greater purpose. So to have my work in this beautiful New England Meeting House brings the thread full circle! There are lovely stained glass windows whose designs play off the knitted stitches that I explore in my images.

I will speak tomorrow, March 30th at 10:00 during the service.

A reception will follow at 11:15 where I will speak again and be available for comments and questions. Please join us.

The work will be on display through April 30th.

The White Meeting House, 8 North Main St., Waterbury, VT.

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Orb I

Carol E. S. MacDonald

•  STUDIO SALE  •

Saturday, Nov. 23  •  10 – 4
Sunday, Nov 24  • 1 – 4 
••••
Monoprints, Limited Edition Prints 
Cards, Gift Tags, Sketchbook Journals
Raku Clay Birds
••••
10% of all proceeds will be donated to Frog Hollow
 
614 Macrae Road, Colchester, VT
 
*** I am collecting used standard red bricks for a permanent labyrinth installation at the Unitarian Church in Burlington. Anyone bringing me bricks will receive a free card!
DIRECTIONS:  From Burlington: Rt 127N (Northern Connector), at the 2nd light go right onto Macrae Rd. 1/2 mile on right.
From Exit 16: North on Rt 7; left on Blakely Rd, Left on Lakeshore Dr; Left on Prim Rd; Left on Macrae Rd; 1/2 mile on right.
I have also been included in the Frog Hollow Holiday Catalogue – take a look!

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ImageVermont Open Studios • October 5 & 6 • 10am – 5pm

Join me for this fun event!

See my printmaking studio and some of the new work that I am working on.

 Etching Presses & Letterpress
A gorgeous view of the Winooski River and the Intervale.
Monoprints / Drawings / Note Cards / Sketchbooks / Raku Fired Birds
 
Directions: Yellow Open Studio Signs #82 – 614 Macrae Road, Colchester, VT
From Burlington: Rt 127N (Northern Connector), at the 2nd light go right onto Macrae Rd. 1/2 mile on right.
From Exit 16: North on Rt 7; left on Blakely Rd, Left on Lakeshore Dr; Left on Prim Rd; Left on Macrae Rd; 1/2 mile on right.
802-862-9037 
For more information about the Open Studio Tour or to download a map go to:
 
CarolMacDonald.com

 

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Fly Away

Two Threads

Sept. 5 – Oct. 26

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept 5, 5-7 pm

Artist Talk at 6 pm

River Arts

74 Pleasant St. Morrisville, VT

http://www.riverartsvt.org

Gallery Hours M-F 10-2pm

for off hours call ahead 802-888-1261

Artists are often identified by the subject matter they work with. In this exhibition I am interested in creating a conversation between Knitting and Crows, two bodies of work I have been engaged and identified with over the past ten years. In this series of hand pulled monoprints, issues of community, life, transition, process and communication are explored. For many years, crows and birds brought threads to a communal nest and held the thread of conversation between themselves. Over the years the threads have become yarn, knitted and tangled, unraveled and reconstructed. Patterns and process are explored and enlarged as it relates to the rhythms and transitions of our daily lives. The birds continue to fly in and out bringing their voices to the conversation.

Carol E.S. MacDonald is an artist, and master printmaker living and working in Vermont. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Lake Placid School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include: Line / Structure / Pattern, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Springs, MD; The Thread: A 40 Year Retrospective, VCAM/RETN Art Space, Burlington, VT; Knit Monoprints, Galerie Maison Kasini, Montreal, Quebec; Cast On – Bind Off, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT. She was a featured artist at Vogue Knitting: LIVE in New York City and Chicago. Her work was shown in Foot Print International at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT, Papier 12, Contemporary Art Fair in Montreal, Quebec and Parallax Art Fair in New York City and Miami.

MacDonald has been an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She received the 2008 Barbara Smail Award from Burlington City Arts, an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Vermont Arts Council in 2007 and the Susan B. Anthony Award in 1999 from the YWCA for Leadership in the Arts. Her work is in many private and corporate collections. Including: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT; Johnson & Johnson Corp, NJ; Champion Paper International, Stamford, CT; San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington DC; Shearson Lehman, American Express, NY, NY.

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