Here’s an article about a quilter in Toronto, Canada who uses computer programming to design random patterns that she quilts. It’s an interesting, modern application of ‘magic quilt math’ and ‘crafting with code.’ If you’re curious, check out the article – click here.
Arline Fisch founded the program in jewelry and metalsmithing at San Diego State University in 1961. In 1985 Fisch was named a living treasure by the State of California. She is the recipient of four Fulbright grants. In 1994 she received an award for Lifetime Achievement in the Crafts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2001 she received a gold medal from the American Crafts Council. Her book “Textile Techniques in Metal” is considered a classic. She is a pioneer of the application of textile techniques in metal, creating jewelry that is both majestic and wearable.
Hanging Gardens is on exhibit at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge until May 31st. Opening reception is May 17th 3-5pm.
An exhibit featuring the innovative work of fourteen Vermont artist members of the Surface Design Association.
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, April 26, 3-4pm
*SPA BASH Event: Friday, May 9, 7-9pm
*tickets required for BASH, just contact SPA for details
Studio Place Arts
Third Floor Gallery
201 N. Main Street
Barre, VT 05461
This show features artwork by Jackie Abrams, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Judy B. Dales, Rosalind Daniels, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, Catherine Hall, Rae Harrell, Karen Henderson, Karen Kamenetzky, Almuth Palinkas, Leslie Roth, Mary Jane Russell, and Barbara Sherrington.
Rozome Workshop with Kiranada Sterling Bejamin: May 28 – June 1, 2014 at Espace Fibre in Montreal, Canada. Rozome is the art of Japanese Batik wax-resist, a process that employs traditional methods, materials and tools adapted to use with the ‘new’ water soluble soy wax and beeswax. This intensive-course is designed for beginners as well as the experienced and gives one a chance to see demonstrations and experiment with a variety of wax and dye applications that are unique to Japan. Click here for more details.
Publishing opportunity: Create an archive on textile-link to have the chance of your work being published in the book “TextileArt around the world.” This project is collecting extraordinary textile art from artists all around the world. Participation is free and the closing date for submitting entries is May 1, 2014. Click here for more details.
Our area reps, Nancy and Adrienne, have a great idea to see the Nick Cave exhibit at the ICA as one of our meetings. Admission is free on Thursday nights from 5-9 pm. The plan is to meet for a light dinner or drinks at 6 pm on April 24th followed by a group viewing of the show at 7 pm. Please email Adrienne (email@example.com) to let them know if you’ll be able join in the fun and for more details.
If you can’t make it on the 24th, you won’t want to miss it before it closes on May 4th!
Image: Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2013. Mixed media including crochet blanket and sequins, 108 x 27 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by James Prinz Photography
Sandy Gregg’s work “Call for Entry” has been juried into an exhibit at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA. It is an art exhibit titled “Massachusetts” and all of the artists reside in the state. The opening is this Friday, March 29, from 7-9. The exhibit will be on view until April 12, and gallery hours are W-Sat, 12-7.
Sandy is part of a group exhibit at the Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, MA. The exhibiting group is the Coastal Quilt Artists. Library hours are M, T, W 9-8, Th 10-5, F, Sat 10-2. That exhibit continues through the month of April.
Sandy is also part of a three person exhibit at the Newton Free Library for the month of April. The title of the the exhibit is “Three Voices in Fiber,” and artists are Rosemary Hoffenberg, Valerie Maser-Flanagan and Sandy Gregg. The Library is located at 330 Homer St., in Newton, and gallery hours are M-Th 9-9; F 9-6; Sat 9; Sun 1-5. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 5, 2-5, and that same weekend is Newton Open Studios so there will be lots to see.
Sandy’s piece “Call for Entry II” is in the exhibit “Art Quilt Elements” at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA. That exhibit will continue until May 3, and gallery hours are M-Sat 10-4.
Here are two more interesting events -
“Threads that Bind”, a Middle Eastern textile exhibit, will be on display until April 5th at the Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State University in Westfield, MA.
Also, Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA is currently accepting submissions until April 11th for their juried exhibition “Off the Wall.” Click here for more details.