Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lecture Series: "understanding Textiles & Technology in Research", Massey U (Aug-Oct, NZ)

Massey University, NZ is organizing a lecture series Aug 5- Oct 12, 2010. Check out the calendar for "understanding Textiles and Technology in Research" (uTTR) above.

Yoshiko will be lecturing Sept 24, "new texture, new materials"

Yoshiko in Australia and NZ (Aug-Sept)

Check out Yoshiko's long line up lectures, seminars, and workshops in Australia and New Zealand this August and September. Most of these engagements are open to the public. Some of the workshops are sold out but a few still have room. If you're a part of our OZ/NZ community, stop by and say hi! Yoshiko's Calendar here

Enjoy the last week of July everybody! It's lousy, grey weather over here in the San Francisco/East Bay area (ok, just San Francisco, really). Hoping to see summer sun as the days move into August and September. And to those heading to SPIN in Santa Fe, let us know how it goes. We'll report about it here on the blog for others to experience.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Selina Narov (now-July 30, Boston)

For those of you in the Boston area, take some time to head down to South End. Artist Selina Narov is having a solo exhibition in this arts district, held at the Boston Public Library
from now through July 30. Selina is known for an original process she developed, Lynx-Stone, which is a technique combining monoprinting with painting on fabric. The show will include wall hangings and installations, paintings on silk and rice paper, and collage on fabric. We're sorry to have missed the opening yesterday but Im sure it was wonderful. If you do pop by, send us pics! We'll post them here.

July 15-30
Boston Public Library, South End branch
685 Tremont St.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sue Cavanaugh, A Muse Gallery (6 Aug, New Mexico)

Here's something to look forward to this summer:

Sue Cavanaugh's work will be featured this August at A Muse Gallery in Taos, New Mexico. For those of you in Santa Fe that week for the SPIN (Silk Painters International) Conference, a perfect excuse for a detour to beautiful Taos!


A Muse Gallery
110 Paseo del Pueblo
Norte, Taos, NM
Opening reception Friday, August 6, 6-9p

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SFS Arimatsu photos!

It's been really lovely hearing from some of our SFS Arimatsu '10 friends, who have since been home a few weeks now. All your celebratory and appreciative emails to Yoshiko and to one another are a pleasure to read. By all accounts, it sounds as if the SFS Arimatsu Tour was a great success!

Yoshiko's still abroad (finishing up in Italy w/ Michel Garcia for SFS Puglia) but the testimonials and photos have already started coming in. For those of you who had the luck of being on this tour AND to those who are thinking of joining one in the future, I bring you these peeks...

"The knowledge, history, people and places you shared with us made my experience of Japan and her textiles invaluable. I expect it will deeply influence my art and teaching." — Julie T.

"The [tour] was magical. I not only visited artist’s studios and exhibitions, learned resist techniques, ate fabulous food, ... but also made a wonderful group of new friends. We told our stories, shared adventures and laughed a lot. This the most special trip of my life. I am already saving for 2012." – Judith K.
Click to read more SFS testimonials

Junichi Arai & Yoshiko, at his home

Friends, new & old. Priya & Francesca

Fabric sample book

Click for ongoing SFS Photo Diary set on Flickr

YOSHIKO sends warm greetings to all her SFS Arimatsu friends, new and old, and thanks each of you for appreciating what this tour - this entire program - is truly all about. She hopes you stay in touch with one other and integrate what you've seen and learn into your creative lives and beyond.

PHOTOS: (top) Courtesy of Judith Krone; (middle) Courtesy of Judith Krone; (bottom) Courtesy of Masako Takahashi