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May Meeting

May 5, 2025 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Rebecca Hefferan – Pattern, Play & Full-Circle, Circles

Rachel Meyers Hefferan is a textile artist and small scale shepherd focused on sustainability in their art practice and lifestyle. Rachel received a bachelor’s degree from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan with magna cum laude honors and an emphasis of study in environmental science. Rachel lives on five acres and raises pygora and angora goats, jacob sheep and a couple icelandic sheep. She is a member of the Michigan League of Handweavers as well as the Livestock Conservancy. Her artwork focuses on microbial networks, connectivity, and fermentation and most often takes the form of large scale abstract weavings. Rachel completed her Masters degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she focused mainly on weaving, but paired intently with Natural Dyes. Her aim as a textile artist is to engage in holistic practice that brings natural materials through the entirety of their life cycle without sacrificing aesthetics or color, and to invite others into this practice through conversation, workshops, community, and other events.


May 5, 2025
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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GRPD Metro Lodge 97
1753 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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