ARTIST XV: Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke


Presented by Threadwinners in collaboration with Kathryn Vercillo

Opening Reception
Jan. 6, 6 – 10PM

Special Event Dates (Details TBA):
Jan. 20 & 27

Closing Reception
Feb. 3, 6 – 10PM

GALLERY de FOX presents Healing Circles: Mandalas for Marinke, a collaborative crochet art installation by San Francisco-based crafter and writer Kathryn Vercillo and the local crochet collaborative Threadwinners (Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn).

Join us for the opening reception at GALLERY de FOX on Saturday, January 6, from 6 – 10PM.

Mandalas for Marinke, spearheaded by writer and crafter Kathryn Vercillo, is a widespread community-based crochet project that honors and remembers the life of Marinke Slump, known to the online community as Wink from her blog A Creative Being. Wink, unfortunately, took her own life in 2015, which devastated Vercillo. To work through her sadness and depression, she reached out to the vast network of crocheters, knitters, and crafters to create and collect beautiful, vibrant mandalas in Marinke’s memory. Intended to raise mental health awareness and address suicide prevention, this collection of over 1,000 handmade mandalas is a testament to the meditative, reflective outlet that the art of crochet can provide. Healing Circles at GALLERY de FOX is a very special installation of this vast online project that invites guests to come together, reflect, and perhaps heal or reconcile traumas of the past and present.

Admission is free; donations are welcome. A portion of proceeds from exhibition sales will go towards the next steps of the Mandalas for Marinke project.

Stop by to see the show on:
Saturday, January 20 – Event details TBA
Saturday, January 27 – Event details TBA
Saturday, February 3 – Closing reception, 6 – 10PM


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