Posts Tagged 'fiber'

AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Romina Chuls

My conversation with artist Romina Chuls ranged from stories of her father taking her on trips in the Andes and their traditional embroidery, to ideas around the decolonization of art museums and her time in residence at TAC. To condense

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Romina Chuls

My conversation with artist Romina Chuls ranged from stories of her father taking her on trips in the Andes and their traditional embroidery, to ideas around the decolonization of art museums and her time in residence at TAC. To condense

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Learning Kapa

I first encountered kapa, or barkcloth, while walking through the exhibits of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu last November. I was doing an artist residency in glass and had stumbled into the museum to do research into hula, which was

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Work in Progress: David B. Smith

I sat down with artist David B. Smith on a Saturday after his Open Studio hours. While the open chance to come in and speak to Smith had passed, he continued to observe how people passing on the street stopped

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Work in Progress: David B. Smith

I sat down with artist David B. Smith on a Saturday after his Open Studio hours. While the open chance to come in and speak to Smith had passed, he continued to observe how people passing on the street stopped

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Dance Doyle

It was almost fate that brought Oakland’s Dance Doyle to the medium of tapestry weaving from ceramics in college. Originally a theatre major, she realized it was not what she was meant to do after a teacher told the class

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AIR Cycle 10 Artist Spotlight: Dance Doyle

It was almost fate that brought Oakland’s Dance Doyle to the medium of tapestry weaving from ceramics in college. Originally a theatre major, she realized it was not what she was meant to do after a teacher told the class

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Work in Progress: Kendall Schauder

It is hard to describe the enjoyment and immediate kinship you find when a Texan meets another Texan, especially when it is unexpected.  Kendall Schauder is a Houston, Texas native, now living and working in Chicago. She moved to attend

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Work in Progress: Kendall Schauder

It is hard to describe the enjoyment and immediate kinship you find when a Texan meets another Texan, especially when it is unexpected.  Kendall Schauder is a Houston, Texas native, now living and working in Chicago. She moved to attend

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Work in Progress: Barbara Miñarro

Barbara Miñarro is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but the January Work in Progress (WIP) resident artist came to the United States at age 11. The first place she lived as a new American was McAllen, Texas, a border town that

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Work in Progress: Barbara Miñarro

Barbara Miñarro is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but the January Work in Progress (WIP) resident artist came to the United States at age 11. The first place she lived as a new American was McAllen, Texas, a border town that

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Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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Work In Progress: James Hsieh

James Hsieh’s colorful soft sculptures are deceptively childlike. There’s a playful tension between their cute forms and creepy details. At first glance, you might see a cuddly ant or flower but take a closer look: that ant has gnashing teeth

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Hands-on Textile Immersion in Guatemala with Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

Textile tour company Thread Caravan is teaming up with Guatemala-based textile designer Luna Zorro to offer a unique week-long experience diving into the world of handmade Guatemalan textiles. The experience starts and ends in Antigua, Guatemala, where participants will be

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Hands-on Textile Immersion in Guatemala with Thread Caravan + Luna Zorro

Textile tour company Thread Caravan is teaming up with Guatemala-based textile designer Luna Zorro to offer a unique week-long experience diving into the world of handmade Guatemalan textiles. The experience starts and ends in Antigua, Guatemala, where participants will be

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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Work In Progress: Erik Bergrin

Children’s laughter fills the studio when I enter the Textile Arts Center’s Manhattan location on a Wednesday afternoon. After-school programming is in full force. Yet October WIP artist, Erik Bergrin, remains focused. He has just returned from a supply run

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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The Local Fiber Movement

In 2011, Rebecca Burgess took on the challenge to only wear garments grown and designed within a 150-mile radius of her home in the Bay Area, California. As Burgess explains in an interview, she wore one outfit for the first

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