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artist spotlight: robbi eklow

July 30, 2018

Robbi Eklow was my first friend during the two years our family lived in Chicago.  She picked me up straight off the airplane while my husband went out for some job stuff. As I recall, we went straight to a bead shop. She now lives in Omaha Nebraska and works at has a public studio in the HotShops. 

I absolutely adore my own new studio but I am an extrovert. I really need to be around people and have conversations in order to thrive. Someday I hope to have a public studio in addition to my home space. someday.

As you approach her studio Robbi’s work is immediately recognizable. Super bright colors, overlays, gears. 

After our teaching was done several other teachers came along for the tour.

Robbi is in the middle of moving her current studio up one floor to a larger space.

What would you do with the space? She and I had some wonderfully fun conversations about quilt hanging apparatus. The walls are brick but the very high ceilings have exposed wooden joists. 

What would you do with space like this?

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1 Comment

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    Mary Ritter
    July 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Lucky Robbie! This type of studio would really require a full time commitment, but it looks intriguing.

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