VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH - Kathleen Macdonald
Kathleen serves on the governing board and has taken charge of publicity and promotions for the DAC. A resident of Indio, Kathleen joined the DAC as a fiber artist and successfully juried in as a gallery member this past year.
A writer, editor and journalist by trade (who in her career wrote about Hollywood studios and was the west coast theater critic for Variety), Kathleen’s journey as an artist began several years ago as a traditional weaver.
While a student at the Fiber Arts Studio in Stonington, Connecticut, she was introduced to the world of freestyle Saori weaving, a Japanese art form in which students are encouraged to use looms to explore their artistic selves in the textiles they create.
With no rules or restrictions, Saori takes the discipline of weaving to new artistic heights as well as offering lively ways to build form and function. As Kathleen says, "Thread becomes paint, texture creates dimension and form introduces light and motion."