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Meet Hello Galena Artist: Susan Brusch

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Susan BruschFrom pulp to painting and now puppet mittens, follow the path this talented artist has taken to become one of our featured artists at Hello Galena. Learn more about Susan Brusch from her own words:

My dream was to work in a creative field. I accomplished that during my 28-year career in advertising and publishing where I started out as a designer and worked my way up to management and lead positions. Yet, I always needed to work with my hands doing arts and crafts. During the last 10 years, while working in college textbook publishing, I used sewing as my creative outlet. I retired from publishing in January 2008 and now have the time to explore creative ways to use my skills.

Handcrafted mittens by Susan BruschArt has dominated my life. My interests include: photography, painting, drawing/illustrating, sculpting, and fiber arts. I have formal art training from the University of Minnesota and Rock Valley College.

My current art form is Heirloom Mittens that are handmade, 100% felted wool. Each pair of mittens is one-of-a kind; some even include original needle-felted designs on the top of the mittens. I've created a couple of puppet mittens and will expand this lineSusan Brusch handcrafted mittens if there is demand for them.

I have served on the board for Galena Cultural Arts Alliance (GCAA) for 7 years and on the Advisory Board for Hello Galena! for 5 years. I currently have my Heirloom Mittens for sale exclusively at Hello Galena Artist Cooperative in downtown Galena.

Susanís handcrafted work is for sale at Hello Galena, at Handcrafted mittens by Susan Brusch121 N. Commerce St., in Galena. Find online map, store hours and directions.


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