Vent Girls Hoping to be RealThis link should take you to my 10 minute interview that aired Sunday night 4/27/14 with Barbara Gray on Around Cincinnnati, a weekly radio show featuring many unique cultural stories about the arts, music, literature, gardening and more.

I really appreciate having the opportunity to talk about my life in papermaking and my current projects. Hope you will take time to listen and let me know what you think! Barbara did an excellent job of interviewing me.

Stu and I hung my show featuring 18 handmade paper collages at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in Northside yesterday and I feel it adds a lot of life to a very beautiful space. Since my art work in this show features many portraits in paper, it is a bit like seeing my imaginary family pictures on the walls. I am familiar with them all but wonder what others will think?

I will be having a special opening on Sunday May 18, from 3-5pm that you are all invited to attend. Ruth’s is closed for meals on Sunday’s so it will be open for a light reception in honor of my exhibition. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, June 28.

There is also another event happening in Northside on that date that you might be interested in as well.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement from my family and friends throughout my life as an artist.

Margaret Rhein: A passion for Pulp, Petals, and Portraits

The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati (WGGC)



Opening- March 6, 2014    5:30pm- 6:30pm

Other opportunities for viewing the art-

Guild House will be open for visits by the public on March 9th, 1-4 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 1pm except closed March 4 and 6 or bad weather

Saturday, April 12th   ArtsWave Sampler- 1-3pm

Margaret Rhein will have papermaking setup for participants to make paper

 Closing-  April 12, 2014   1-3pm

 Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati

4870 Gray Road  |  Cincinnati, OH 45232  |  (513) 591-2500 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

19th Annual Studio Collection Sale

You are invited to our 19th annual Studio Collection  sale this Saturday  10/23/13 from 10am – 4pm to see this fun and exciting show.

StudioCollection2013_INVITE_WEBHope you can all come and support local artists whose artworks are perfect for unique, memorable gifts for the holidays.  For more information about individual artists check us out on Facebook : Studio Collection  or this recent article in the Sunday Enquirer.






Collage With Hand Papermaking Workshop 3/9/13 10- 4pm

There are still openings if you have ever wanted to explore the experience of making paper.
 by Margaret Rhein of Terrapin Paper Mill
 Saturday, March 9, 2013       10am – 4pm
  $80. includes all materials needed for papermaking
 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
 Phone: 513-562-6262
 Toll Free: 800-323-5692
 If you or someone you know is interested now is the time to register – copy and paste the link below.

Collage with Hand Papermaking Workshop 3-9-13


Registration for my one day workshop Collage with Hand Papermaking  this spring at the Art Academy of Cincinnati  is underway. This one-day workshop will introduce students to the process of making their own paper by hand and incorporating collage elements such as photocopies, dried flowers, threads, and fabrics into the paper to create uniquely personal papers of their own design. If you or someone you know is interested now is the time to register by clicking on link below.

Meeting Date March 9, 2013
Saturday from 10am to 4pm
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-562-6262
Toll Free: 800-323-5692


Margaret Rhein talks about her Paper Art Collages

For those of you who were not able to make the opening, you are welcome to join me at Pulp Art at the Carnegie Art Center this Saturday, 1/19/12 at 1pm where I will be to talk about my work and and what I know about other’s in the exhibition. It is an exciting exhibition with every gallery devoted to art expressed through the use of paper.

My figurative handmade paper and fabric collages are in the Beverly Semmens Gallery on the 2nd floor and I have a very fun installation piece on the landing next to the gallery featuring 400  (4″ x 6″) different novelty papers that I have made over the past 28 years of making paper. Whenever I would cut up an 18″ x 24″ sheet of paper to make my notecards I would save one 4″ x 6″ piece for my archives. There are still more at my studio but this will give you an idea of the possibilities of making paper by hand.

My figurative images are inspired by many things-  the loss of a sister, dear friends,  careers of circus performers, migrant workers, rainbow over  NYC after hurricane Sandy, and Emilie whose father’s story of how she would light up the room touched many hearts. I will talk about the stories I was thinking about when making these collages.

Share this, bring a friend, hope to see you there.