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  • hours
    Regular hours: Monday through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday noon to 4 pm (from the start of daylight savings time through Xmas) Winter hours: Monday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday noon to 4 pm
  • by car
    from the west: take University Avenue, which turns into West Johnson. Cross State Street, turn right on N. Carroll and enter the State Street Capitol Ramp. from the east: take East Washington to the outer loop (turn right on N. Webster and left on E. Dayton). Turn right onto N. Carroll and enter the State Street Capitol Ramp. from the State Street Capitol Ramp; walk out to W. Dayton Street and turn right to State Street, turn right onto the 200 block and walk about halfway down to 218.
  • by foot
    218 State Street two blocks from the Capitol, across the street from the Overture Center, between the Orpheum and Goodman's Jeweler's.
  • by phone
    608-204-2644

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Biography

The bio for the store is short: In 2008, my sister and I signed the lease at 218 State Street in the middle of January and opened Anthology in the middle of March. In other ways, its history is as long as ours: playing store as children, years of summer art classes that our mom signed us up for, my sister's drawing that took her through grad school, my many art/craft projects, our work together at Little Luxuries learning the business of retail from a master. Beneath it all was a desire to facilitate creativity in others, to share our own creations with the world, to provide a venue for others' to sell their works. And Anthology was born.

Sachi, my sister, says: "Just write that I grew up drawing little things." Not really enough of a bio in my opinion, not to mention that it makes me feel self-absorbed if she gets a sentence and I get a paragraph. So, let's see... Sachi has a B.A. from Cornell College in Iowa and an M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin- Madison. Extensive world travels and an eye for detail and line and form influence her approach to art. In other ways, a little of our Japanese heritage (our father came from Japan when he was 25) shapes our artistic sensibilities, though it is expressed in vastly different forms. Sachi still enjoys many of the outdoor activities that I simply tolerated as a child: she and her husband go camping, hiking, canoeing, and skiing as often as possible and enjoy introducing my new niece Lily to the out-of-doors.

As for me, where does it really all begin? A lifetime of sorting and collecting, grouping mostly by color, starting with Mom's button-box when I was a child. Summer art class, high school art class, a few workshops here and there, but that's about it. My formal education includes a B.A. in Geology (that's what's you get from a liberal arts college in small-town Minnesota) and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Good intentions of being a college professor flew out the window as more and more time was spent working on art projects. I'm probably considered a dabbler by most; current projects include quilts, aprons, photographs, collage, origami, soldered jewelry, fairy skirts and houses, altered books, the list goes on. Work history includes an enjoyable time as program assistant at the Department of Natural Resources but is otherwise in the retail world: sales associate at Boston Store and Itchin' to Stitch, assistant manager then store manger of Little Luxuries, and now co-owner of Anthology.

Interests

creativity, color, collecting, collage, quilt-making, fabric, yarn, art supplies, teaching craft projects, children and children's books, the adorable Lily, cake, travel, reading, photography, button-making, jigsaw puzzles, rocks, letter-writing, altered bookmaking, ballroom dancing, studio cleaning and organizing