Marci Rae McDade invites us to meet her in St. Louis for a recap of Innovations in Textiles 9 event there last Fall. Savor her itinerary and outstanding images of innovative work in this comprehensive overview. “Follow the Leader” site-specific installation/performance by Guerra de la Paz shown at left.
Let Mickie be your guide to more resources on the web. This time it’s Green website at the Textile Museum, Art Blog Venetian Red + UK batik, African textiles & toppers then fiber bunnies made from recycled butts. Cigarette, that is. Link about it!
SDA Journal editor Patricia Malarcher confesses she “didn’t used to be a “lace person”: lace was fussy, frivolous,susceptible to snags; it belonged on wed- ding gowns and garments of historic artistocrats, not in the studio. Seeing the lace that artists are making today reversed [her] “no” to a vigorous “yes”.” Find links to the new face of lace stories featured here!
There will be a Confluence of styles the moment the textile tribe begins to assemble in Minneapolis for the 2011 International conference June 4th. Sample these visual appetizers as you get ready to roll into Minnesota. If you’re not going, get a taste of what you’ll miss – and of SDA’s commitment to advocating for excellence in the textile arts.
Kickstarter isn’t always “in the bag”. Glenn Robinson, environmental activist and creator of Bags for the People, gives the straight dope on a failed Kickstarter campaign. Get acquainted with Kickstarter by reading the companion piece about the Textile Arts Center and their Kickstarter success. Then read Glenn’s take on how you can kickstart a fundraising project yourself.
SDA, Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Textile Department at San Francisco State University combined energies to create REINVENTION, a regional conference that took place in mid-March. Revisit or–if you could not attend–sample some selected high points from this multi-faceted event that was packed with ideas and inspiration.
Link to additional information about profiles in EcoVision issue! Learn more online about work by Harmony Susalla/Harmony Art, Green UK Designers, Kathleen Tesnakis/ekologic, Kate Goldwater/AuH2O, Lisa Klakulak/strongfelt, Abigail Doan, Jappie King Black, and more…