New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Patryc Wiggins

Newport native and third generation mill worker turned tapestry artist and independent scholar, Patryc weaves the precision valley history and culture into her interdisciplinary community projects. Her work over the past three decades as artist/administrator of the Mill Tapestry Project and producer/director of large scale community arts ventures, led to her appointment as first-time Director of the Economic Corp. of Newport. Community murals, Newport's Precision Manufacturing Exhibit, a downtown lighting project, published literature, and historic preservation of significant downtown structures are examples of permanent works which present Newport's distinct heritage to the public. Patryc works with the Western region of New Hampshire to explore the history, economy, sociology, ecology, anthropology, landscape, architecture and culture of place, highlighting the importance of precision manufacturing to the region's transition to renewable energy technologies and sustainable economic development. Patryc is founder/President of the Guild Institute and a Dartmouth graduate student.

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I Have Worked With

  • March 2016 to June 2016

    Elementary school residency that focused on a 200 year old 200 acre family farm being put into conservation. The textile arts were incorporated into a larger exploration, interpretaton, and presentation of this important community heritage.  Students were involved in all aspects. Residency concluded with a field day at the farm open to the community with family, a forester, an educator, and the conservation director, with the artist, leading activities related to the study.   

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Patryc
Job Title/Position: 
Tapestry Artist/Scholar
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 190
Guild, NH 03754
Physical Address: 
191 Springfield Road
Guild, NH 03754
Last Name: 
Wiggins
Phone: 
(603) 863-8857

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Science
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Year Founded: 
1992
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Tapestry Weavers of New England (TWINE)
Education: 
AA, Fine Arts, City College of San Francisco
BA, Humanites, UNH
MA, Dartmouth
Awards: 
NEFA cultural fellowship 1995-1999
NEFA cultural fellowship 1999-2004
Lila Wallace Reader's Digest national fellowship 1999-2002
Partners of Livable Communities fellowship 1994
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Traditional Arts Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Design
Literature
Media
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$400