May 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Jenny Jones, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
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Textile Center announces
HGA's Small Expressions 2015
A New Exhibition in the Joan Mondale Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 28, 6 - 8 pm
Featuring a 7 pm Gallery Talk by Exhibition Juror Nicole LaBouff
Annual International Juried Exhibit Sponsored by the Handweavers Guild Of America
Thursday, May 28 * 6 - 8 pm: Opening Reception
7 pm: Gallery Talk by Exhibition Juror Nicole LaBouff, PhD, Assistant Curator of Textiles, Department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA).
For over 30 years, this breathtaking exhibition has showcased the intricacies of fiber art on a small scale, with no piece exceeding 15 inches in any direction.
Small Expressions was established at the 1984 Convergence® conference in Dallas, Texas. The late Diane Itter wrote in her juror statement that year:
"Fiber artists working on a small scale must pay special attention to the limitations involved. In order to succeed, a small scale work must maintain an identity and integrity of its own which excludes works which might be viewed as maquettes for larger works or the sense that the work is cut from a larger work. Careful attention must be paid to choice of design, materials, techniques, and craftsmanship. This does not mean a simplification of ideas or image but rather very careful attention paid to all details, without the risk of becoming precious."
The exhibition coincides with the Midwest Weavers Conference 2015: Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist, June 15-20
Small Expressions 2015 Artists
Sylvia Eisenbise Lehman
Pamela MacGregor Lindsey Marshall
About Textile Center
Textile Center is unique as America's only national center for fiber art - which encompasses weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, lace making, basketry, beading, soft sculpture and multi-media pieces.
With a mission to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber arts, Textile Center provides artistic resources such as classes for all ages and levels, exceptional fiber art exhibitions in four galleries, an artisan shop, professional-grade dye lab, dye garden, and the nation's largest circulating textile library. It is a dynamic hub where people come together to create, learn, share, explore, and be inspired by fiber art.
Textile Center exhibitions are supported in part with funds from the Joan Mondale Endowment.
GALLERY AND SHOP HOURS
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday - Saturday 12 ? 5 pm
Free and Open to the Public
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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