Molly Koehn "Give New Life" (in progress) 2017

Blog Post Tag: Networking

Friday Fibers Roundup: Humor and the Abject

October 6, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of soon to be open exhibitions as well as articles focusing on the inclusion of humor and the abject into art. 1) Symmetry Breaking presents eight artists from the Pacific Northwest: Emily Counts, Jovencio de la Paz, Jo Hamilton, Anya Kivarkis, Brenda Mallory, Kristen Miller, Emily Nachison

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Friday Fibers Roundup: Art / Craft / Design

September 22, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup explores projects, artists, and exhibitions that attempt to pick apart the categories of art, craft, and design that we so often put people’s work into. 1) Have you ever wondered what happens to those massive painted theater backdrops when a show ends? Well, Jen Kahn (who has been a stage

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“Scanning the Field” by Robert Mertens

August 31, 2017 9:00 am

In light of the conclusion of our biennial conference in Portland, OR, artist, educator, and SDA member Robert Mertens reflects on his experiences, thoughts, and conversations while attending Making our Mark: SDA at 40. “The site of art begins to diverge from the literal space of art, and the physical conditions of a specific location recedes

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Friday Fibers Roundup

August 11, 2017 9:00 am

Our amazing conference just finished, and to top it off, this week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features articles on some of our Keynote speakers and demonstrators (plus some extras)! 1) This video shows Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library where Sifuentes leads workshops to teach others how to make their own protest banners in lieu

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Friday Fibers Roundup

July 28, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of drag race costuming, fashioning the future, and the decolonization of craft. 1) “Steps Towards Decolonizing Craft” by Aram Han Sifuentes explores the problematic use of appropriation, primitivism, fetishisation, stolen, and stripped of context cultures become when artists and craftspeople are “inspired” or “drawn to” cultures not

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Friday Fibers Roundup

June 9, 2017 9:00 am

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a mix of new digital textiles, a weekend of dyeing with Rowland & Chinami Ricketts, and politically charged yarn-bombing. 1) The Textile Society of America is now opening registration for Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues: Indigo in Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana on July 13th & 14th, 2017. The very

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‘Loose Threads’ & ‘Beyond the Basics’ at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery

June 7, 2017 9:00 am

FibreWorks Studio & Gallery in Pender Harbour, British Columbia showcases a wide range of fiber arts—from basketry and paper-making, to dyeing and weaving, by local, national, and international artists—all within an inspiring collection of studio yurts. In honor of FibreWorks’ 10th anniversary, they have two special exhibitions this summer, both of which feature some amazing

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Interview with Lena Klett

June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Lena Klett is a current MFA candidate in Arizona State University’s Fibers Program, and recently completed her first year of graduate school. I first met Lena at Anderson Ranch Art Center this past summer during a workshop, right before she was about to begin graduate school. Thankfully, we’vel kept in touch, and I was curious

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