April 05, 2012

My mom was just featured in Fox Cities Magazine, and I'm really proud of her. I just want to spread the word. My mom is the number one reason that I've gone the route of art in my life, and she's been my biggest cheerleader forever, so it's just really exciting to see her getting recognized for her amazing work. Her books are all unique pieces of art. 

From Fox Cities Magazine:

"Kathy Hackbarth loves paper. She took a class at the Sievers School of Fiber Arts in Door County two decades ago and has been spreading her love for the art ever since. In honor of The Fox Cities Book Festival which is soon underway, who better to feature then an artist teaching the craft of bookmaking?
“I love the feel of [paper],” she says. “If I had nothing else to do in my life I would collect paper.” 

Using waxed linen thread, electric drills and bookboard (in addition to paper, of course) Hackbarth makes special books for life milestones such as weddings, baby showers and retirements as well as journals.

Here is a link to the whole article.

Yayyy Kathy!!!


Please tell your mom that I am so thankful for her to this day! I'm sitting here at a coffee shop typing about my own student teaching experiences over 10 years ago, and it was your mom who instilled confidence in me to continue on my dreams of becoming a high school art teacher. Now here I am, reflecting in an assignment so that I too can someday have an impact on a future art student. I could not have done it without Kathy!!! So neat to read this article on her art.

Angela Breunig (Gehl)

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