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

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May 2018

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism

May 29-September 9 Atlanta, GA United States

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.

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Color Improvisation 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

May 30-September 23 Toronto, Ontario Canada

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.

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June 2018

Sojourning

June 2-August 12 Oklahoma City, OK United States

Oklahoma Contemporary will host a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Chiyoko expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces will have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between…

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Textile Center presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch

June 4-August 18 Minneapolis, MN United States

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts practice. Three artists, each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together at Textile Center this summer to share their work through…

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July 2018

East-West Conversations in Fiber

July 1-July 31 Reno, NV United States

Textile and handmade paper artwork by Youngmin Lee, Miran Kim Lee, Steph Rue, and Mirka Knaster, reflecting the creative interweaving of different aesthetic and spiritual philosophies, practices, and traditions. Reception :Thursday, July 19, 7-9 pm Image: Steph Rue, “You Are Here” (bojagi made with handmade Asian papers)

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The Contact

July 5-November 26 Elko, NV United States

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.

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Pop-Up Books with Colette Fu

July 15-July 21 Bennington, VT United States

Week-long workshop on basic elements of pop-up paper engineering, including multi-level platforms and pulltabs, as well as how to combine them to create more complex structures.

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Skins & Skeletons: 3D Textile Construction with Mo Kelman

July 20-July 24 Layton, PA United States

In this experimental workshop you will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, wire, found materials and recycled frameworks. Methods will include lashing techniques, formal and chaotic plaiting, wire construction and netting. To build skins onto these structures, techniques for working with gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, wax, and stiffeners will be presented. Exercises, brainstorming sessions, and problem-solving challenges will lead to a focused personal project.

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Workshop: Skins and Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions with Mo Kelman

July 20-July 24 Layton, PA United States

In this experimental workshop, Skins and Skeletons, participants will first learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, and wire. Methods will include various lashing techniques, chaotic plaiting, and wire construction processes. Next, we’ll cover a broad array of approaches for building skins onto these structures using gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, and nets. Media to further modify these “skins,” such as wax, polymers and a graphite/shellac paint will be presented. Participants…

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Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2018 Call For Entries

July 21 Greenville, SC United States

Any high school student (9th – 12th grade) or undergraduate/graduate student enrolled in a fiber/textile program or independently pursuing a study of fibers/textiles in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia) is eligible to apply to this juried exhibition of creative works in fiber art.

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