Monday, May 24, 2010

World Science Festival: Color, Science, Art History (June 6, The Met, NYC)

Some really great textile-art-science related lectures happening on JUNE 6 at the Met in NYC . Even better? They're FREE with museum admission. So what are you waiting for?

Explore the topic of color through science, art history, and the Met's collection. These events highlighted below are held in conjunction with the World Science Festival (JUNE 2-6) that takes place in New York City.

June 6, 2010

Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color
Elena Phipps, textile historian
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Renaissance Venetian Colore: A Material Thing
Barbara Berrie, Senior Conservation Scientist, Conservation Division, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Indigo: From Mummies to Blue Jeans—A Universal Story
Jenny Balfour-Paul, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; partner in Silk Road Connect
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Follow-up: Kinor Jiang, Metallic Textiles, UC Davis

Some pics to share from Kinor Jiang's recent exhibition, "Experimental Textiles," at the Design Museum, UC Davis. You can read about the event in a previous post here. Thanks to Liza Dalby for sharing her pictures.

All pictures taken with an iphone (!), courtesy of Liza Dalby

Yoshiko at SPIN Conference (8/1-6, Santa Fe)

Yoshiko will be teaching & lecturing this August at SPIN in Santa Fe, NM. See her schedule below. Registration is now open so hurry and sign up!

Silk Painters International Festival
August 1-6 2010
Santa Fe, NM - USA

Workshop: "Exploring Silk and Textures" [AUG 3-4 @ 9-4p]
Lecture: "The Meisen Kimono: Kitsch to Art Moderne " [AUG 5 @ 9a]
To learn more about the workshop, visit Yoshiko's Calendar

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Event: India Flint "Travels with a Dye Pot" (6/30 Toronto CAN)

Textile Talk by INDIA FLINT
Not All Those Wo Wander Are Lost - Travels With A Dye Pot

Presented by The Contemporary Textile Studio Co-Op
@ The Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave, Toronto ON

June 30 2010, 6:30pm
Tickets $11.00

India will give a lecture outlining her unique approach to bioregional dyeing, as well as her practical research into innovative natural dye techniques. She will show images of her dye process and textiles, as well as providing samples for viewing and discussion. India will also lead a hands-on workshop entitled, "Mapping Country".

Monday, May 10, 2010

Classes: Summer Shibori w/ Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Looking forward to summer? Wondering what you're going to do? How about exercising your imagination and expanding your technical vocabulary by enrolling in one of these classes led by Ana Lisa Hedstrom?

JUNE 12,13: "Shibori & Natural Dyes" @ San Francisco Sewing Workshop

JULY 12-16: "Shibori using a variety of fabrics and surface applications" @ Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA

AUGUST 20-24: "Shibori" @ Peters Valley Craft Center, NJ

if you want to share your teaching or exhibition schedule for this summer, email us: news [at]