August Featured Artist: Amy’s Funky Fibers

We’ve met some great new artists this summer! It was a pleasure to have Indianapolis fiber artist Amy Gunderson visit our town, and we’re so happy to introduce her wearable art to Greencastle.

Amy creates her unique scarves by hand painting, hand dyeing, nuno felting, shibori dyeing, and eco dyeing fibers. Her silk infinity scarves are super soft, and her funky fringed scarves are long and comfortable for layering. Our favorites are her painted silk scarves with silhouettes of leaves from Indiana woods and gardens, etched into the fibers through a technique Amy has perfected.

Come in and try one on, and peruse Amy’s Etsy shop for more styles: https://www.etsy.com/shop/amysfunkyfibers#items.

New Artists for August

It has been a busy summer at Conspire! You may have noticed work by a number of new artists in the shop. Here are our new additions for August- stop by and see what’s new.

dRock Press is a Lexington, Kentucky based letterpress with a penchant for wild, fantastical animal mashups, monster cats, and more. Check out our collection of prints, original art, stickers, shirts and faux tattoos in Derrick’s unique style.

Bees Knees Industries makes some of the cutest and coolest cat stuff around. You will fall in love with this Oregon artist’s purrmaids, catterflies,  caticorns and more. We now carry stickers, enamel pins, prints and cards made by Cate.

Cup & Kettle Tea Co. is a new Bloomington-based tea shop. Owners Kayla and Jessica hand blend their organic and fair trade teas into yummy and exotic new flavors with gorgeous, gift-able packaging. Come have a sample at the shop!

We also have lots of new t-shirts, stickers, and prints from our artists in stock just in time for school to start and Depauw classes to resume!

 

Magical Mystical Massage Tour May 22

Conspire: Contemporary Craft will host Colorado area massage therapist Julia Cameron Damon on Monday, May 22. Julia is on tour offering her unique massage and bodypainting skills around the country. She will have 8 massage slots open throughout the day on a first come, first served basis. Please schedule in advance.

You may schedule a massage ranging in time from 1-2 hours.
Rates are 1.10 a minute.
Julia is deaf. To schedule your appointment:
Text Julia at (303) 243-2240 or
Email: juliacamerondamon@gmail.com

From Julia:
My massage education began at the internationally acclaimed Boulder College of Massage Therapy. It was a wonderful foundation fusing the art and science of massage. I went on to Kauai to learn Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage and then in Denver I studied Ashiatsu Bar Therapy which is actually using your feet on the back and limbs of client. I have also done continuing education in Lower Back Pain Management, Core Sync, Thai Yoga Massage, Prenatal, Migraine Management, and Sports Ortho. My goal with each massage is to draw on all of these traditions and create a massage unique to each person’s needs. I look forward to creating with and nurturing each of you!

For more information, visit:
http://juliacamerondamon.wixsite.com/cams-massage

Conspire Sign in progress

Makers Gathering March 18

Conspire is one year old! Let’s get together and art Greencastle up.
 
All of our makers, crafters, and artists, as well as our customers, are welcome to come have some wine, snacks, and tea at Conspire on Saturday, March 18th from 5-7 PM. Conspire makers will receive a 20% discount on all purchases.
 
Conspire had a great first year because of the beautiful collection we were able to create from your amazing work. Thanks for making cool stuff and sharing it with Greencastle!

Gallery Opening: Reflections

Friday March 3 5-7 PM at Conspire: Contemporary Craft

Join local artist Teresa McGuire to discuss a collection of her work at Conspire.

Teresa describes the inspiration for her art as “…the love I feel for my family, my small town of Greencastle and my passion for running at DePauw University’s Nature Park. There is an overt organic aspect to most of my art that embodies my appreciation for the beauty within nature and the adoration I feel for Mother Earth. Overall my work is a profound reflection of my life’s journey.”

Refreshments and tea will be available.

Valentine Tea Tasting February 10

Take some time over your lunch break Friday to sample ten of our favorite tea blends, and do a little last-minute shopping for your Valentine! We’ll have a variety of our favorite black, green, and herbal tea blends available for tasting amid a mad-hatter style collection of vintage teapots, cups and saucers. If you’ve been wondering about one of our house teas, this is your chance to sip!

Tea will be served Friday, February 10 from 11-1 pm at Conspire.