Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby  Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Captivating!” was how one resident described last Wednesday’s presentation by Champlain Leather owner Nancy Kirby, and she wasn’t exaggerating. Kirby wowed us by bringing a wide range of strange and fascinating vintage objects she’s collected during her more than forty years working as a leather artisan. From taxidermied frogs to swatches of alligator skin; fur …

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Counting our Blessings

Friday, December 15, 2017

Art therapy student Kris Lorentzen began a month-long residency at Cathedral Square this week by leading residents in an activity focused on gratitude.  We created colorful “gratitude jars” and then took time to think of positive things we enjoy about each person in the room.  Then we wrote these down and deposited our notes of …

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