Women’s Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter News

Michigan Chapter News

Brenda Oelbaum founding president of the Michigan Chapter is running for president of WCA National She is encouraging all members through out the states at large or in established chapters to vote. Please see the two candidates’ letters in this issue of Artlines. A vote for Brenda Oelbaum is a vote for Bold leadership and Outstanding commitment to the Women’s Caucus of Art.

Three members of the Michigan Chapter attended the Art and Social Justice Conference in St. Louis, MO, several chapter members had work in the Themis Exhibition at St. Louis University Museum of Art was very impressive.

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Our local membership have all been very active in showing their work in both local and national exhibitions. This summerY WCA member Stephanie Trevino took over for Shaqe Kalaj representing the WCA-MI chapter at Camp Rainbear, a camp for inner city families that have been affected by the AIDS virus providing Support, Positive Connections, Respite in a non-judgemental enjoyable camp experience. Trevino drove her Make and Do Art Bus, to the camp to teach arts and crafts to the families. Sadly two hours outside of the camp Trevino’s bus was overturned and totaled, making it impossible to continue as planned. Trevino escaped without serious injury and happily she was able to get back on her wheels again, taking her Make and Do ‘New’ Bus to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this fall to do art projects in the various parks around the City.

Make and Do Bus Before and After

Published by Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.

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