Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now" Docent Tour by Barbara Shapiro, MOCFA - SF (7/28)

Reminder for TEXTILE ARTS COUNCIL members:

"Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now"
Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco
July 28, 2011 – 1 PM

TAC Advisory Board member and MOCFA docent Barbara Shapiro will lead a small group through this remarkable exhibition. Curated by Chungie Lee, the exhibition looks at traditional Bojagi(Bo-Jah-ki) wrapping cloths and the ways this craft is interpreted today by contemporary artists from Korea and ten other countries (including work by Ms. Shapiro). Traditionally used in formal ceremonies and many daily activities, and fashioned from pieced cloth or paper, contemporary Bojagi varies in medium, size and function. These inspired reinterpretations have transcended borders.

The cost for this special members’ event is $20.00, which includes admission to the Museum of Folk and Craft Art. A portion of your fee benefits the Textile Arts Council.

For reservations, please contact Trish Daly in the TAC office: 415 750-3627

Space is limited

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Stories in Cloth" (thru 7/31, Loyola U Chicago)

Chicago friends, take a weekend to visit The Loyola University Museum of Art's current exhibition: "
Stories in Cloth: The Threads of Daily Life," a fascinating and diverse exhibition of textiles from the May Weber Collection in Chicago.
Textiles decorate and signify, disguise and protect, depict stories and enrich ceremonies. Dr. May Weber examines how textiles have been essential to the rituals and traditions of everyday life through objects in her own collection.

Docent tours of the exhibition may be arranged by contacting Ann Meehan, Curator of Education, at 312 915-7604

img: child's cradle (detail), Anatolia, collection of Dr. May Weber

"Extreme Shibori: Ori-kume series" book by Sue Cavanaugh

Sue Cavanaugh has published, “Extreme Shibori: the Ori-Kume Series”, a 60-page (8.5” square) artist portfolio about her current work, inspiration and process. Available for purchase at the Ohio Craft Museum