Reminder: our monthly breakfast meeting is this Thursday, June 21st at 9:30am at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston. There is a good sized parking lot attached to the cafe. Look for us in the lovely meeting room in the back. Again, these breakfasts are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics and hope you will bring any issues that may be on your mind to the table.
Hello MA, RI and CT SDA members:
Here is the link for our show at the Fuller Craft Museum titled Context: Language, Media and Meaning from the Surface Design Association. The link is live and accepting applications until July 1st.
To remind you – the show is open to all CT and RI/MA SDA members. Please check that your membership is current. This is a wonderful opportunity for us, as a group and as individuals, to gain exposure by showing our work at one of the premier venues for craft art here in the northeast. Bruce Hoffman, a distinguished juror, will be selecting the work for this show.
We also wanted to remind you that we are planning a special day at the Fuller in conjunction with the opening of the show on Oct 27. There will be networking activities, work sharing, a museum tour and a fantastic speaker, Stuart Kestenbaum. Stu was the director of Haystack for 27 years and is the current Poet Laureate in Maine. He is highly regarded in our field for his intelligence, warmth, passion and humor. He is reputed to be a phenomenal speaker. The title of his talk will be “Words Matter”. We are extremely lucky he can join us. Registration information for this event will be coming out soon, but we wanted you to reserve Oct 27th now, so you won’t miss out on this day of inspiration and sharing. We are very excited about this opportunity for fiber artists in our region to get together and connect with each other. We hope you are too!
Ellen Schiffman, the CT state SDA rep will be the SDA liaison for this exhibit. You can direct questions to her until June 23rd. Ellen will be away from June 23- July 6th so please address your questions to Adrienne Sloane or Nancy Crasco, the MA/RI reps during that time. Looking forward to working with you all!
Ellen Schiffman, CT Rep
Adrienne Sloane and Nancy Crasco, MA/RI Reps
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Celebrating Spring Color!
Friday, May 25: 1 – 7 pm
Saturday, May 26: 11 am – 5 pm
The Bradford Mill
23 Bradford St., Second floor
Concord, MA 01742
Anne and Robin have been busy creating new work in their respective West Concord studios – Anne in the Nashoba Bakery Building, 152 Commonwealth Avenue, and Robin at the Bradford Mill Complex, 23 Bradford Street. Come visit us at Robin’s studio Friday or Saturday to say hello and see what we’ve been up to. Refreshments, a special demo on Saturday, and lots of colorful artwork – Robin’s creative knitted garments and accessories, and Anne’s photography and mixed media – cards, book art, prints – and colorful aluminum jewelry.
special demo by Anne Black – Saturday, May 26, 2:00 PM
Anne will demonstrate the image transfer technique she uses in her newest aluminum jewelry designs.
See more of Anne’s work:
See more of Robins work:
The quilts of Carol Anne Grotrian will be on exhibit at the Vine Hall Gallery, South Shore Natural Science Center, on Jacob’s Lane in Norwell, MA, from May 21 to June 27. The quilts continue the landscape theme and shibori dyeing that have been part of her art for decades. The show includes current work that relies on indigo dyed over color and also raw edge appliqué. A reception will be held on Thursday, May 24, from 6-8. Carol Anne will teach an indigo shibori workshop at the Center on June. For more information: 781-659-2559, http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/
Our monthly breakfast meeting is this Friday, May 18th at 9:30am at the Swiss Bakers, 168 Western Ave. in Allston. There is a good sized parking lot attached to the cafe. Look for us in the lovely meeting room in the back. Again, these breakfasts are a great opportunity for interesting exchanges of thoughts and ideas on SDA related topics and hope you will bring any issues that may be on your mind to the table.
We will update members on the Fuller Craft RFP which opens June 1st and also describe plans for a day long event there on October 27th.
Please don’t miss this opportunity to see quilts from the very beginning of the contemporary art quilt movement, gathered together for the first time. New England Quilt Museum curator, Pam Weeks, deserves credit for this historic exhibition. Opening reception this Saturday at 11 in Lowell. Exhibition continues through July 8th.