Cedarburg sculptor is April artist in residence

Sculptor Mindy Sue Wittock is the April Artist-in-Residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Wittock, who lives in Cedarburg, makes soft sculpture that explores childhood imagination and motherhood in her home studio.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a master of fine arts degree from Arizona State University with a concentration in fibers.

She has an extensive exhibition record, has taught many fiber-based workshops and worked as an associate lecturer and gallery director at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac.

She currently participates in the artist residency in motherhood and works on a collaborative embroidery project, the Wondermakers Collective, with Minneapolis artist Jenna Freimuth.

Wittock and Freimuth send art back and forth between Wisconsin and Minnesota, creating a body of abstract compositions that’s a combination of modern communication and contemplative textile art filled with intuitive marks from each artist.

“Embroidery is essentially drawing with thread,” Wittock said.

Wittock will demonstrate her contemporary embroidery at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16 and 23, and Fridays, April 5, 12 and 26.

Students will w ork in pairs to create an original piece of art using various embroidery methods. Each participant will start with their own hoop and put down a layer of intuitive stitches, then switch hoops with their partner and respond to the composition. Each hoop will be passed back and forth at least four times during the workshop.

The Wondermakers Collective will guide students with ideas, composition and embroidery techniques.

Students will also learn embroidery stitches, how to respond to their partner’s marks and how to use the elements of art to complete a round, dense composition.

The workshop will cost $45 for center members and $54 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit cedarburgculturalcenter.org or call 375-3676.

The center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave.



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