Susan Hensel (BFA ‘72) recently installed RAISING THE ROOF ON HOME, an architectural sized room divider in the new offices of Habitat for Humanity of the Twin Cities. The artwork was funded through a partnership grant funded by the State Arts Board of Minnesota. The program partners were the Textile Center of Minnesota and Habitat for Humanity. The goal of the grant was to bring arts programming to underserved populations. Clients of Habitat for Humanity earned work hours working on the fabric that was used to build the artwork.
Hensel was also recently awarded the Jerome Foundation Project Grant through the Textile Center of Minnesota. For this grant, to be completed by Fall of 2014, she will develop digitized embroidery and clothing with the goal of re-visiting old technologies using modern techniques.