Textile, Print, and Adventures in Mapping at the Loveland Museum Gallery

A little over 30 years ago, I feel in love with Printmaking while working on my BFA degree at Colorado State University. There was just something about the combination of drawing with a needle on an etching plate – almost “plate sculpting” – and the graphic quality of the finished image, not to mention the […]

After 11 shows, its back to the studio she goes

The snow is flying outside and I am hunkered down inside. I couldn’t be more ready for some creative time alone, in my studio, to go further inside, to explore, to play, to make some new work.

a new piece in progress

I’ve had 11 shows this year (4 are still in progress) and […]

Mounting textiles for wall display

Halloween is a distant memory and we’re shooshing on into the holiday season. This week brings the close of one show (SOFA Chicago) and the opening of another (Holiday group show at Gallery 360 in MPLS). I have 3 other shows currently in progress in Auburn (NY), Guilford (CT), and Denver (CO) – please see […]

What do NY, CT, Chicago, and Minneapolis have in common?

I have artwork in 4 shows in these locations, all of which will be opening within the next month.

My studio art-making and shipping/receiving department have been on overdrive the past couple months prepping for these and other upcoming shows.

Here are the specifics of the 4 show locations:

NY – Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth […]

“Above the Chatter” show opening in Denver

“Above the Chatter” show opens tomorrow, Sept 4 at Metro Frameworks 44T Artspace in Denver. I am excited to be showing with 2 artist kindred spirits – Mary Bergherr and Barbara Gilhooly. Our work plays well together.

LineScape #29 (Tent Rocks) © Ayn Hanna

I will be showing a large selection of my personal […]

Sum Sum Summertime….Riding the A Train and sleeping in a Teepee

Art train that is.

Since my last post, I’ve had 2 art exhibitions and been to one workshop. A quick drive by to catch up –

9 patch – peony, catalpa, sumac, prunus, cotinus, and eucalyptus plant prints on silk

I’m working on a video – a virtual tour of my studio as I […]

The story behind City Lines

“City Lines”, 29 x 36 inches, Dye Drawing (cotton fabric, dye, stitching, batting) gallery wrapped over canvas stretcher frame, © Ayn Hanna

My first home in New York City was a shared loft space on the north side of the Williamsburg bridge. I rode the subway into the city and back each day for […]

cARTography, beaches, and driftwood

Springtime in Seattle – We went for the opening event for the cARTography show and stayed a couple of days to explore the city.

The show included work by 40 artists from 15 countries – an interesting wide-variety of interpretations of “maps” in all kinds of mediums ranging […]

Falling in Love Again

See it, back there on the wall in the corner of the studio? That’s the next piece in my LineScape series. I started it last year and am now circling my way back toward reconnecting with it with plans of finishing it for a rapidly approaching exhibit that opens in May.

LineScape #31 in […]

Back in the Saddle

Home from Baltimore and re-centered, having had a couple weeks to absorb the whole experience, recover and do some follow up – ready for some good news?

My booth at the 2015 ACC Baltimore show

Better Results this Year

We learned so much last year that there’s stuff I’m sure we don’t even realize […]