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Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. political inequalities and injustices. The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note. MODA’s Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition will explore this movement.Find out more »
Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow, one of North America’s most celebrated and inﬂuential quiltmakers and teachers. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow.Find out more »
Reception and Ann Johnston’s slide show September 14, 2018 An opportunity to see most of the collection in one place; many of them will be visible both sides. NNM is the region’s premier cultural and historical center for preservation, research, and education, providing comprehensive archives and collections, diverse history and art exhibits, and research facilities.Find out more »
Cadenze showcases the contemporary art quilts of Katie Pasquini Masopust, of Fortuna, CA. Masopust’s work has evolved from structured mandalas and large dimensional pieces to painterly landscapes and abstracts. Each of the 36 quilts in Cadenze is accompanied by the artist’s original photo, allowing the viewer to see the inspiration for each quilt.Find out more »
Nano Explorations by Kathy Weaver of Highland Park, IL features the artist’s interest in the emergent relationships between robotics and humans. Her work focuses on an organic view of robotic technology. Weaver airbrushes paintings on bridal satin and then embroiders and quilts the work.Find out more »
Knot Aging: Rita Zerull’s Embellished Life is a celebration of this Escondido artist’s lifetime of creativity. On display are Zerull’s heavily stitched and embellished small works. She learned to sew and embroider at age seven and she’s never stopped!Find out more »
One in four adults lives with some form of mental illness, yet this common affliction often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health…Find out more »
This workshop is a fresh approach to the art of traditional relief block carving and printing on fabric. Demonstrations and specific exercises will teach skills in working from ideas to designs to cutting linoleum blocks and printing on fabric using non-toxic, water-based, high quality textile pigments. From these basics, we will explore the many interesting variations in registration, color overlays, and additional detailing to create multi-layered hand printed fabrics for future projects. Textile pigments are permanent once heat set, and…Find out more »
Instructor: Traci Paden. In this dynamic workshop you will discover the magic of dye on silk. You will create your own scarf and wall hanging. We will use professional quality silk dyes and resisted resist. Participants will be guided through the entire process of realizing a design on a scarf and then a second scarf or a wall hanging. This workshop will cover design and color theory, with a focus on silk technique and project completion. ALL LEVELS Session runs…Find out more »
Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the history, processes, and materials of textiles. Portland-based Lee Isbara’s approach addresses the development of a visual vocabulary over time. With this, she communicates concept and emotion in mirroring her own life as a displaced person conversant in the language and culture of two countries, but not considered a full-fledged member of either one.…Find out more »