Confluence 2011 Podcasts - Jane Dunnewold

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Jane Dunnewold, Sacred Planet, detail

Jane Dunnewold
June 10, 2011, Minneapolis, MN

Jane Dunnewold is the author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (Interweave Press, 2010), co-author of Finding Your Own Visual Language (2007), Paper and Metal Leaf Lamination (2008), and the recently released Vibrant Color: Combining Soy Wax and Dyes for Brilliant Results co-written with Lisa Kerpoe. She teaches and exhibits widely and was awarded the Quilt Japan Prize in the 2002 Visions exhibition, and the Gold Prize at the Taegue International Textile Exhibition. Dunnewold maintains Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas.


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Presentation Report

Jane Dunnewold is undeniably a talented speaker, accomplished artist, and author of several books, the latest of which is Vibrant Color: Combining Soy Wax and Dyes for Brilliant Results co-written with Lisa Kerpoe.

“All of human culture is one massive creative act,” stated Dunnewold. So what motivates creativity? What sparks it, and what nurtures it? These are some of the questions that form the framework for Dunnewold's lecture. She addressed these issues with aplomb, and instilled in her audience a feeling of community and connection—two key elements she believes are vital in the facilitation and enhancement of creativity. 

Referencing The Abundant Community, Dunnewold presented the qualities of a successful community, including the sharing of gifts and abilities, a welcoming and hospitable disposition toward outsiders, intentional actions, and an ongoing nurturing of community life. These elements are equally important to a creative community. A consumer culture focuses on scarcity, limits collaboration and cooperation, and thereby shackles creativity.  Dunnewold further noted the importance of recognizing abundance and challenged her audience to choose intentional creation, to share with their communities, and to engage in meaningful conversations.

Kate Catalano-Knaack
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Pursuing MA in Art History

 

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