Gail Martin Gallery recently celebrated 40 years of educating an international audience about the aesthetic value of textiles. From her NYC base, Martin curated major shows of Central Asian ikat and embroidery but also kept expanding her expertise to other areas – including contemporary artists working in textile media. NYC writer Lois Martin gives the backstory on this fine arts influencer here.
In 2010, artist Anne Wilson invited participation in an interactive public art project that explored both past and present of textile history in Knoxville, Tennessee. Let Surface Design Journal Editor Marci McDade give you access to this ambitious and thoughtful installation via her review of the exhibition catalog.
Weave A Real Peace (WARP) started out as a get-together of textile lovers and grew into a group of textile activists. Find out how they support textile arts and artisans around the world – and offer tips for textile travel – from WARP (and SDA) Member Sara Goodman.
With strictly-enforced spending minimums & itineraries, Bhutan is no traveler’s paradise – but it does value its weavers & hand-crafts. In her last post as SDA student rep, Kaino Hopper shares textile highlights from her recent visit to the Land of Gross National Happiness.
Let this travelogue by Carolyn Kallenborn transport you on a virtual vacation to Oaxaca, Mexico. Footage of exuberant dancers in technicolor textiles is a must-see – as is her documentary “Woven Lives/Vidas Entretejidas”.
Sample the latest delicacies from the world-wide-web-roaming Mickie. This trip she links us to San Jose for some really big quilts by A Bee; too close for comfort to Golden Orb spiders that spin gold; to the UK for access to great shows and videos; to Aussie fibre Down Under; then finally to a sweet site for needlearts. Cloth intarsia, anyone?