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Artist Talk with Michael Swaine
February 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pmFree
May be of interest to the LGBT community
Michael Swaine is a guest artist as part of Amy Franceschini residency as the UW-Madison Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program.
Michael Swaine is an inventor and designer working in many media. He is known as the analog designer of Futurefarmers and has collaborated with the studio since 1997. Swaine’s ongoing project “Free Mending Library” is a library for fixing the holes in our lives —a place to borrow thread and sewing machines and talk about life. This project began as part of “Reap What You Sew Generosity Project,” which involved Swaine pushing an old-fashioned ice cream style cart on wheels with a treadle-operated sewing machine on it through the streets of San Francisco. He received his BFA from Alfred University in ceramics and his MA in design from UC Berkeley. Currently, Swaine is teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle.