Chris Motley, "Garden Galaxy Red Benicia" (detail)


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September 2018

Innovators: Stephen Rolfe Powell & Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

September 9, 2018-February 28, 2019 Berea, KY United States

Artists Stephen Rolfe Powell and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval have both pushed their mediums of glass and fiber into new worlds of expression. As innovators and seminal artists in their respective fields, they have led by example and transformed their passion into works of great vision and beauty. Image: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval , “Pattern Fusion No. 10: Motherboard 1” – 73”  x  79” – machine stitched and interlaced, recycled auto industry Mylar, recycled library 35 mm microfilm, netting, multi-colored threads, plaited…

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October 2018

It’s All God’s Work

October 30, 2018-December 31, 2019 104 Chapel Lane, MN United States

The exhibit in Haehn Museum features the Art Needlework Department of Saint Benedict's Monastery. From its beginning in 1867, and until its closure in 1968, sisters in the department designed, hand embroidered, and sewed, at first, church accessories, but within a few years, church vestments. A total of 46 sisters worked in the department over its 101-year history, many of them for 20 or more years.

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November 2018

Berlin Science Week

November 1-December 31 Berlin, Germany

Berlin Science Week is produced in conjunction with Humboldt University of Berlin. With support from the Faculty of Life Sciences, international artists working within a wide range of eco thematics - climate change, pollution, ecosystems - are showcased in this fact based exhibition.

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November 10, 2018-February 10, 2019 Washington, DC United States

The celebrated American luxury fashion house Rodarte, founded by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is featured this fall in the first fashion exhibition organized by NMWA. Rodarte showcases the designers’ visionary concepts, impeccable craftsmanship, and profound impact on the fashion industry. The exhibition explores the distinctive design principles, material concerns, and reoccurring themes that position the Mulleavys’ work within the landscape of contemporary art and fashion. Spanning the first 13 years of Rodarte, more than 90 complete looks, presented as…

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Origami Cranes in Blue

November 30-December 21 Wichita, KS United States

Chiyoko Myose's Solo Exhibition featuring an installation "Origami Cranes in Blue" "Origami Cranes in Blue" expresses Myose's status as a sojourner, searching for the place to fully call home. The cranes glow in the dark, symbolizing hope even in times of uncertainty.

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December 2018

Astrid Hilger Bennett: The Tarp Series

December 17, 2018-February 1, 2019 Lincoln, NE United States

The University of Nebraska’s Robert J. Hillestad Textiles Gallery features the exhibition Astrid Hilger Bennett: The Tarp Series, December 17, 2018 – February 1, 2019. Over decades, Bennett’s work has focused on painted, printed and dyed textiles in the form of wall pieces and functional items. In her current body of work, she also includes drawing and mixed media, creating large tarps and small scrolls. Metaphorically, Bennett’s Tarp Series presents and preserves shelter, inspiration and stamina in a challenging world. With these…

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January 2019

Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2019

January 11, 2019-March 2, 2019 Asheville, NC United States

Artist invitational.

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