Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)

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May 2017

(in)finite: spiritual conversations in cloth

May 25, 2017-June 4, 2017 Vancouver, Canada

This exhibition features thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The works span an array of traditional and innovative textile media. Including new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices, and radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation, the work of these artists offers significant insight into the important role cloth plays in the Canadian contemporary spiritual landscape. Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12 to 5pm. Closed Saturday…

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Fires of Change

May 27, 2017-July 22, 2017 Albuquerque, NM United States

Fires of Change explores the social and ecological issues behind the rise of catastrophic wildfires in the western United States through collaboration between scientists and contemporary artists. Image info: Bonnie Peterson:  detail, On the Nature of Fire, 65" H x 85" W, embroidery on silk, velvet. On the Nature of Fire explores how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change

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Allied craftsmen of San Diego/Material Obsession

May 27, 2017-July 10, 2017 San Diego, CA United States

Material Obsession represents the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego. Textile art and Fiber are included with wood, metals, ceramic and glass.

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June 2017

Shapeshifter | Sewn Constructions by Elizabeth Brandt

June 16, 2017-September 3, 2017 Zanesville, OH United States

This summer, the ZMA proudly presents an exhibition exploring large-scale contemporary quilts by artist Elizabeth Brandt. Her mural- size, machine-stitched works, which will be exhibited alongside smaller studies, illustrate the balance struck between dynamic forms and bold colors.  

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Place + Memory (La mémoire et le lieu): Exhibition of Paintings on Silk by René Shoemaker

June 21, 2017-August 18, 2017 Felletin, France

René Shoemaker, SDA member from Athens, Ga, currently lives in Limousin, France. Inspired by the beauty, land-use patterns, and everyday details of the town of Felletin, she created new paintings of place and, while working with a local silkscreening co-operative, she included serigraphy on silk, highlighted with hand-painted designs. Felletin and Aubusson are the historic tapestry centers of France; using dye to paint the silk, Shoemaker has formed a bond with the artisans of this region.  

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July 2017

“Uncommon Threads”

July 1, 2017-August 27, 2017 Salem, MA United States

An exhibition that redefines the use of fiber in art.  

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Wildfires

July 6, 2017-August 26, 2017 Minneapolis, MN United States

Solo show of Regina Benson's major textile works and installations combining her signature surface designed fabrics with lighted and digitized works referencing fires in various stages of ignition.

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GEOSCIENCE EMBROIDERY: WORKS BY BONNIE PETERSON

July 7, 2017-July 30, 2017 Evanston, IL United States

Peterson's embroidery investigates cultural and environmental issues. Mixing a variety of source materials such as scientific data and early explorer’s journals, she stitches words on velvet and silk fabrics to make large narrative wall hangings. Her recent artist/scientist projects examine geophysical climate issues. Title:  Ocean Heat, 38" H x 41" W, Embroidery on silk & velvet.

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INNER GOLD: TRESSA SULARZ

July 10, 2017-August 11, 2017 White Bear Lake, MN United States

Tressa Sularz will show her latest body of work. Opening reception: July 13, 6:30-8:30; Demonstration: July 18, 9:30-noon; Artist Talk by Tressa, and INNER GOLD: TRESSA SULARZ, a film by Mike Hazard screening, August 10, 6:30-8:30.  

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Solo Exhibit: Shannon Weber

July 27, 2017-August 22, 2017 Portland, OR United States

New works by Shannon Weber featuring the use of mixed fiber and cold connection techniques with reclaimed materials, nature, and encaustic medium.

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