The Bouse House Tapestry Project- Artist Workshop with Danielle Kelly


Artist Workshop with Danielle Kelly -September 21 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Tapestry Project

Bouse House

Location: Spring Mountains Visitors Center

Visitors will be invited to participate in artist Danielle Kelly’s ongoing tapestry project Bouse House.


  1. Sunscreen with UV protection.
  2. Sewing Materials.
  3. A wide brimmed hat.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers.
  5. Snacks.
  6. A folding Chair.
  7. A jacket and umbrella.


Bouse House Tapestry Project


The Bouse House Tapestry Project is a collaborative sewing workshop. Participants are invited to create a panel for inclusion in a community-generated textile piece. Basic sewing materials and some fabrics are provided, but attendees are encouraged to incorporate references to the surrounding environment, both literal and metaphorical. Participants may also bring personal items or elements to include in their panel. All panels will be added to a textile piece that began its life in 2009, currently over 15 ft long with panels representing more than 100 participating members of the community.

The workshop includes training in basic sewing.


Bouse House was originally conceived in 2009 to celebrate the fictional founding of a new school for design, craft and fabrication in the rural town of Bouse, Arizona. History is re-written at the Bouse House School, modeled after what is imagined to have been a female-dominated, century old Bauhaus School. Existing sometime in a post-capitalist, post industrial future peopled by nomadic tribes, the female-dominated Bouse House recognizes the urgent demand for a resuscitation of the rigor, creativity, and feminine community that steered the original Bauhaus School via the hallowed Weaving Workshop.


Danielle Kelly is an artist and writer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kelly’s project-based practice ranges from installation to performance, and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas, including the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Arts Festival . Kelly’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications locally including  Las Vegas Weekly and Desert Companion. Kelly serves as the Executive Director and Curator of the Neon Museum and Boneyard.


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The Art and Educational programs at Mt. Charleston are designed to use art as a medium to encourage learning about the ecology, geology and natural landscape of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The programs range in focus from traditional photography and drawing workshops to demos in video and sound composing. The art programs include the Wildlife Divide series; an innovative approach to public art programming that includes activities and events intended to bridge the divide between urban and natural environments through artistic activity. The workshops and exhibits encourage the public to participate and collaborate on projects with both artists and naturalists, and to have an enjoyable, relaxing and educational experience within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, more commonly known as Mt. Charleston.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions, a new blog related to the Wildlife Divide will soon be online at current info is available also on



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