Event Calendar

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Spend the Day with SDA

This day-long event features networking, workshops, and a panel discussion with Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England Juror Beth McLaughlin. This event is open to all current members of the Surface Design Association. The day will conclude with an Opening Reception event that will be free and open to the public.


10:00-10:30 am: Registration & Coffee
with Swatch Collection & Materials Swap*

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Small group mingle activities including:
Connect & Work Share

12:00-1:00 pm: Juried Pecha Kucha of NE Members. Selected presenters will give lightning talks in a storytelling format showing 20 slides for 20 seconds with commentary.

1:00-2:00 pm: BYO Brown Bag Lunch
Further networking
Ongoing Swatches & Materials Swap
Opportunity to tour the exhibit on your own

2-3:30 pm: Speaker & Panel
Welcome from MCA staff member
Comments by juror Beth McLaughlin, Curator, Fuller Craft Museum
Panel discussion followed by a Q&A

Sarah Parrish, Assistant Professor of Art History, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Lissa Hunter, independent artist, Portland, ME
May Babcock, interdisciplinary artist, Providence, RI

Panel topic: What trends and changes are occurring in the fiber art world? What do artists driven by concept bring to the field? How can artists driven by aesthetics and technique respond to their innovative direction? How can both types work together?

3:30-5:00 pm: Threaded Exhibition public reception


Date(s): 02/15/2020

Cost: $20.00



Mosesian Center for the Arts
Watertown, Massachusetts United States