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By Catherine Reinhart
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About this project

the comfort found in bundles - the inspiration for wonder
the comfort found in bundles - the inspiration for wonder

Welcome, take off your coat, and stay a while!

What: wonder - a large-scale fiber installation - solo exhibition

Where: Plenum Space Gallery, 405 E. 18th St. Kansas City, MO http://plenumspace.weebly.com/

When: First Fridays Art Walk, March 2014

The Cold-Hard (Financial) Facts: $3,500

A.K.A Why I need your help to make this happen! To fill the expanse of the Plenum Space gallery ceiling I will need to create OVER 1,200 skeins of fiber. 

Each skein contains approximately 360 feet.

That is some 81 MILES of fiber in total. 

The bulk of the cost for this project will be simply from the fiber itself, and the chemicals and dye used in the process. I will be using cotton, silk, and linen fibers to create variety of texture and color. 

The WHY?

In terms of funding, Kickstarter projects are ALL - OR - NOTHING. So come alongside me to help make this a reality. And hey! for less than it costs to buy a nice dinner, you could have a new pick up line:

"Hey Baby, I am a supporter of the Arts." 

The Rewards *

*Disclaimer: Moustache not included.

$25 Pledge - We Three skeins - From the actual exhibition. Take a piece of the show home!
$25 Pledge - We Three skeins - From the actual exhibition. Take a piece of the show home!
$40 Pledge - Hand-bound one-of-a-kind Journal
$40 Pledge - Hand-bound one-of-a-kind Journal
$50 Pledge - Small unframed print or a custom Screen printed T-shirt
$50 Pledge - Small unframed print or a custom Screen printed T-shirt
$75 Pledge - Limited Edition Digital Collage with Matte
$75 Pledge - Limited Edition Digital Collage with Matte
$100 Pledge - Exclusive Studio Visit - See the artist at work!
$100 Pledge - Exclusive Studio Visit - See the artist at work!
$300 Pledge - Unique Print from the artist's Elements series
$300 Pledge - Unique Print from the artist's Elements series
$400 + Pledge - Exclusive Access to Private Opening and Artist Talk in the Plenum Space Gallery before the general public
$400 + Pledge - Exclusive Access to Private Opening and Artist Talk in the Plenum Space Gallery before the general public

Risks and challenges

After raising the funds needed for this project there will be challenges. Here is how I plan to meet some of them.

Risks and Challenges...

Just in terms of scale, this project will rank among the largest I have attempted. The process will be simple enough: I just have to repeat the same steps many times. I have also executed this same concept on a smaller scale with much success and have completed several large scale textile installations with this same time table ( about 1 year ).

So I have complete confidence that this project is ambitious and achievable.
Just the combination I prefer!

However, one major (but really cute) challenge will be....

I am pregnant.

Our little girl will be arriving in about 2 months, and we are so happy to have her. Yet, sleepless nights and the task of learning how to navigate being an artist and a mother await.

I plan to meet this challenge by getting help in my studio via a studio assistant. With Iowa State University and its wonderful Studio Arts program near, I am bound to find a textile student or two who would want some hands-on training.

There will be other challenges, but this project is worth the risk.
I am confident in my abilities as an artist and in the support of loving and generous friends.

So join with me, pledge any amount you can, and together lets make this thing happen!

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    Everyone who donates at least $10 gets a Hand dyed skein from the actual exhibition with unique serial number.

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    Three hand dyed skeins - silk, cotton,or linen - from the exhibition are yours to take home. Signed and tagged by the artist.

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    Hand-bound one-of-a-kind Journal made from up-cycled materials created by Catherine. These journals are made from covers of thrifted books and contain about 20 pages of Reeves BFK.

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    A custom screen printed shirt on soft touch fabric in gray heather.

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    Series of three limited edition digital collage prints inspired by the artist's studio process.

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    Exclusive private studio visit to get a first hand look at the creative process. I will make the tea and you can bring the questions!

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    Large framed piece of art in the artist's Element series.

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    V.I.P Access to private opening and artist talk in the Plenum Space Gallery before the general reception.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres served.

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Funding period

- (30 days)