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McManus Olson, Nancy
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Nancy McManus Olson
Roscoe, IL  61073

I am a collage and textile artist who has lived in the Northern Illinois area for the past thirty years.  A lifelong love of textiles has led to exploration into weaving, spinning, dye applications, art quilts and collage.  As an art educator I have taught spinning, weaving and surface design at Rockford College, textile workshops in fabric printing and felt making and Artist in Residencies in area schools.  The imagery portrayed in my work reflects a love of the natural world and a passion for nature.  Each wall piece is an original design carefully executed in fabrics and papers from around the world.  Currently my work can be seen at select times in The Prairie Street Gallery at The Brewhouse.