Claire Jarvis on GAME
April 27, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Magpie and Peacocks
part of a series on Game
About the speaker
Claire Drennan is a fiber artist and fashion designer, committed to the fashion industry by sustainably producing in the US. Her work is colorful, whimsical and fun, from knitted installations to wearables.
Originally from East Tennessee, Claire has made her creative home in Houston’s East End since 2014. She discovered her love for fiber arts while living in Chile where she worked with artisans and designers to create custom pieces, ultimately returning to the states to. study fashion design at Boston’s Massachusetts College of Art and Design and knitting at Rhode Island School of Design.
At the intersection of many of Houston’s vibrant creative communities, Claire is Studio Manager of Canal Street Studios, Communications Director of Houston’s Fashion Group International Chapter and was recently Included in Fresh Art’s Artist Inc. incubator program.
Throughout human history, games were about winning or losing.
Author James P. Carse extends this concept beautifully in Finite and Infinite Games: “A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
Which game are you playing with your art?
It’s a question worth asking everyday. Is this decision, this attitude, sending you down a short game or long game? The same energy that we spend chasing rewards and likes can be refocused to loving our craft and shipping our best work.
Keep your eyes on the journey, not the prize.
This month is presented by our global partner MailChimp. This month’s global exploration of Game was chosen by our Liège chapter and illustrated by Jeffrey Phillips.
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