Art on Main

April 15, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022 Across from The Winery, Three Lakes Wisconsin

July Artist of the Month – Three Lakes Center for the Arts

April 15, 2022

Friday July 1, 5pm-7pm Three Lakes Center for the Arts Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Living Blues, Japan to the Midwest

April 15, 2022

Opening Reception May 27, 5pm to 7pm ArtStart, Rhinelander WI May 19 – August 6, curated by Debra Ketchum Jircik, Jeanne Debbink and Tony Drehfal Artisans from Japan and the Midwest who use indigo dye in various ways and from differing perspectives exhibit their work. For all of them, growing the persicaria tinctoria (Japanese indigo)…

Natural Dye Study Lab Outdoors

April 15, 2022

Third Wednesdays in June, July and August, 10 am to noon Northwoods Community Garden, Nicolet College grounds Over the course of three months, we will use plants grown at the Northwoods Community Garden to learn about making natural dyes. We’ll learn about making extractions from plants, dyeing on various types of fiber and cloth, as…

On Studying the Indigo Dyeing Process from Seed to Dye and Travels to Japan

October 10, 2017

During the past four years, I have been growing persicaria tinctoria, commonly referred to as Japanese Indigo, in northern Wisconsin, and have committed myself to an intense study of indigo.  Thanks in part to a Personal Development Grant from the Surface Design Association ( , I leave for Japan in just a few days with…