September 21, 2018 - The Daily Press
Carol Irving Chosen to Exhibit at Art Prize
Award-winning artist Carol Irving has announced that her installation of handwoven wall hangings was chosen for a group art exhibition. She is among other artists featured at the 10th Annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Mich. Her chosen piece is called “A Weaver’s Journal of Endangered Wildflowers,” a series of 12 handwoven wall hangings made of wool and linen that are three-feet by five-feet each. This is Irving’s forth acceptance to ArtPrize. She attended in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as well.
October 13, 2021 - Handwoven Magazine
Somewhere in Time
I am a fiber artist. In my work, I love the materials I use, the processes I employ, and especially the rainbow of yarn that surrounds me. Color-saturated yarns allow me to convey my thoughts or inner visions to the viewer. For my rug Somewhere in Time, I visualized strong waves with a riled subsurface as they move the water and create riptides off a Great Lakes island. I envisioned it as a dynamic piece emoting powerful energy.
October 15, 2020 - Handwoven Magazine
A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers
Carol Irving took a friend's weaving challenge and ran with it. The end result was a series of tapestries based on Michigan's endangered wildflowers.
September 26, 2017 - WZZM 13
Love of Botany Inspires Woven Entry by Michigan Artist
Carol Irving always had a love for nature sciences. That's what inspired her to use her weaving skills to bring Michigan's endangered wildflowers to light.
The ArtPrize Nine entry, 'Michigan's Endangered Wildflowers' is the first piece on display inside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Irving is from Escanaba, Michigan and has a degree in botany.
December 12, 2019 - The Detroit News
Handmade: Weaver Enjoys Custom Built Studio on the Lake
As an artist/crafter, imagine, having a house built on the lake, designed with a 600-square foot studio where you're able to unleash your creative energy for hours at a time!
That's what Carol Irving, a self-taught weaver, is now able to experience since she and her husband, Bruce, moved into their dream home back in July, after having it built on the lake along the "outskirts" of Escanaba