The concept for Supah Mashup Art Party was inspired by “EXTINCTION”, a collaboration between Susie Ghahremani and Irene Stone. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that Susie and Irene will be continuing their project for this show!
About the collaboration: Our collaborative project aims to harmonize both form and subject by using a virtually “extinct” craft to revive extinct animals. For the show, cross-stitched portraits are handcrafted by Irene Stone based upon original drawings & paintings by Susie Ghahremani of extinct and endangered animals. Some of the extinct and endangered animals portrayed include the baiji dolphin, t-rex, thylacine, wooly mammoth and tiny bog turtles.
Susie & Irene are friends who share a love of many things. The collaboration was the result of many long conversations over tea and cribbage about two of their favorite subjects: animals & making art.
Both Susie and Irene will attend the opening reception, and Susie will be signing copies of her picture book What Will Hatch? And if you buy a copy at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on opening night, you’ll receive a free poster, too!