Textile Center three upcoming fiber art exhibitions:
The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry;
Natural Dye: Experiments and Realizations;
and Naturally, A Natural Dye Invitational
July 7 – August 27, 2016
Opening Reception: July 7, 6 – 8 pm
(Minneapolis, MN – June 20, 2016) – Textile Center is pleased to announce three fiber art exhibitions opening on July 7, and running through August 27: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry from Guatemala, Natural Dye: Experiments and Realizations by Catharine Ellis, and Naturally: A Natural Dye Invitational of Regional Artists.
The Power of Maya Women's Artistry, in the Joan Mondale Gallery, will feature vibrant contemporary work by the textile artists of the Maya Women’s Rug Hooking Cooperative of Guatemala / Cooperative de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en Guatemala. This program encourages Maya women to produce innovative textiles combining the art of rug hooking with design elements and colors inspired by motifs from traditional, hand-woven Maya clothing. The rugs symbolize innovation, artistic endeavor, and economic empowerment. Artist Yessika Calgua Morales will be in attendance from Guatemala.
Talk—Rug Money: The Power and Triumph of Maya Women’s Artistry
Mary Ann Wise
Thursday, July 21, 6:30–8 pm
$15/$10 Textile Center Members
Maya Rug Hooking Workshop
Instructor: Yessika Calgua Morales from Guatemala
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 10 am–4 pm
$295/$255 Textile Center Members
This is the “Summer of Natural Dyeing” at Textile Center, and we are hosting world renowned natural dyer and chemist Michel Garcia to present two workshops and a lecture. While the workshops sold out in a record one week’s time, there is still space to see Garcia lecture:
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Michel Garcia Lecture
Michel Garcia’s research and teaching has taken him across the globe. Hear a captivating personal account of his travels and discoveries as he discusses his recent international projects.
$15 for Textile Center Members/$20 for non-members.
Textile Center also presents two exhibitions focusing on the surface design technique of natural dyeing. Natural Dye: Experiments and Realizations by Catharine Ellis in the Studio Gallery, showcases the work of the originator of the woven shibori process and author of Woven Shibori. Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years, and after three decades of teaching the Fiber Program at Haywood Community College in North Carolina she is now dedicated to studio work, focusing on natural dye processes.
This gorgeous exhibition illustrates a variety of techniques and applications such as Jacquard woven shibori, mordant printing, cross dyeing with multiple fibers, and layering of color.
Naturally: A Natural Dye Invitational, in the Library and Community Galleries, features the work of regional artists:
Cyndi Kaye Meier
TEXTILE CENTER – A NATIONAL CENTER FOR FIBER ART
Textile Center is unique as America's national center for fiber art—which encompasses weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, lace making, basketry, beading, soft sculpture and multi-media pieces. A nonprofit arts center, Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber arts.
The Center’s facility includes exceptional fiber art exhibitions in four galleries, an artisan shop, a professional-grade dye lab, a natural dye plant garden, and the nation's largest circulating textile library open to the public. It is home to the Youth Fiber Art Guild, and presides over the Jerome Fiber Art Project Grants. A dynamic hub of fiber activity, Textile Center brings people together in community to learn, create, share, and be inspired by fiber art.
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