2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Pat Kroth, Verona, WI


When spending her time outdoors (as she often does), Pat Kroth never knows when her fiber art inspiration will strike.

Hiking, biking, and even snowshoeing gives her a new perspective on the world and her craft.

The process of “making”—handling and manipulation of materials—is also an important element of her work, and she works and plays with fiber every day.

Throughout her many years of artistry, Pat has also felt compelled to be generous with her time, using her art to help multiple homeless shelters.

Most recently, she gathered over 90 pairs of jeans stuffed with donated clothing to create a poignant display piece at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, WI (see right).

After the exhibition closed, all clothing was donated to Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center in Madison, WI and Shalom Homeless Shelter in Kenosha, WI.

Pat looks forward to the American Craft Exposition (ACE) because it brings so many artists together, allowing her to connect with them as well as all the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guests. She’s proud that ACE allows her to be an integral part of the Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s goal to increase access to mental health—a worthy cause in her eyes.

Delve into more of Pat’s work on her website or join her in person at the American Craft Exposition from September 20-22, 2019 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Tickets to ACE 2019 are available here now.

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