2019 ACE Artist Spotlight: Constance W. Collins, Indianapolis, IN

During her childhood, Constance W. Collins was always attracted to patterns and colors in a different way than her peers. While other children drew a dog or house, she was creating patterns.

But Constance didn’t find her colorful, pattern-filled weaving passion until years later. 

On a warm fall day at Indiana University, Constance’s curiosity was piqued by a friend’s Intro to Weaving materials. After borrowing some supplies, she spread the fibers out under a shady tree and worked all afternoon on a pipe frame loom. She knew by how the hours flew by that her passion for weaving was strong. 

Constance looks forward to connecting with other artists at ACE 2019, seeing her long-standing clients, and contributing to a cause that is dear to her heart: increasing access to mental health services. She is truly excited to see the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden again in the fall, having been a member years ago. Those shady trees and green grasses will surely bring back memories of when she first discovered her weaving talents.

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

Tickets to ACE 2019 are available here now. 

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