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Friday, August 23, 2013

Baskets and Surfaces Workshop

Jackie Abrams will be teaching a workshop in October at Snow Farm, The New England Craft School.

"Baskets and Surfaces"
October 6-12, 2013

(above image: Kimono by Jackie Abrams)

Explore shape, color, surface textures, and weaving techniques, using hand-painted cotton paper as the basket material. Learn bias plaiting and cathead weaving, along with their endless variations. Cover the surfaces with applications of materials such as paper, paints, and knotless netting. Discover the connections between material and form, and the new surface in relation to the underlying vessel. All welcome.

Snow Farm
The New England Craft School
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096

Woven Landscapes on Exhibit

Karen Henderson's work is currently on exhibit at the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT.  Twenty of her ephemeral landscape inspired pieces will hang through the fall semester.

(above image: Nuance by Karen Henderson)

If you visit, you'll also get to enjoy permanent installations of the work of VT artist Elizabeth Billings.

Stay tuned for the Artists' Talk/Reception date!

Julien and Virginia Cornell Library
Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT 05068

Monday-Friday: 8AM-Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 9AM-Midnight

Health Care Center acquisition

One of Karen Henderson's fiber wall pieces have been acquired into the permanent art collection of Fletcher Allen Health Care Medical Center in Burlington, VT.

 (above image: Evening's Solace by Karen Henderson)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Textile Collage on Exhibit

Waterbury Center member, Elizabeth Fram, will have her work included in an upcoming Exhibit. 

The Art of the Quilt
An exhibition of work representing five diverse artists and the varied ways they each approach the art quilt.

Exhibit Dates: September 7 - 30, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2013 10am - 6pm


(left image: Sunlight by Elizabeth Fram)

Pigment Gallery
1860 Mellwood Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Yoga Flags Stolen - Please Help Find!

Have You Seen This Artwork???
You Can Help!

Seeking anyone with information who may have seen these flags:
(image: some of the variations-there are more colors on the full strands.
(image: close up of one flag)

Custom prayer flags made by Karen Henderson for Yoga On Church Street were stolen from Church Street Marketplace in Burlington,VT on Sat 8/10/13.

Marketplace staff hung these flags on Saturday by 2pm and by Sunday morning all that was left was the string they were strung on.
There were 2 long strands hung from light post to light post on the Upper Block of Church Street.  The flags are approx. 7"wide x 10"high each. There were 50 flags on each strand (100 flags total). The strands were approx 40 ft long each.

Anyone with with ANY information should contact or 802-318-5570
No one will be prosecuted.  We just want the flags back (anonymously is fine) for next year's event.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Museum acquisition

One of Brattleboro member Jackie Abrams' baskets has been bequeathed to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC

 (above image: Basket by Jackie Abrams)

It will be shown as part of the "The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets" Exhibit opening October 4, 2013. The exhibit runs through December 4, 2013.

Renwick Gallery

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 633-1000

Brattleboro-West Arts Studio Tour

SDA member Jackie Abrams will be participating in the Brattleboro-West Arts Studio Tour, September 28 and 29, in West Brattleboro, showing my work at the studio of Steve Lloyd, architect and painter.

(above image: Cathead baskets by Jackie Abrams)


SDA member Bhakti Ziek will have her work in the upcoming exhibit, 
W O V E N. 
(above image: Rain by Bhakti Ziek)

Exhibition Dates: August 16 - September 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm   
Gallery Talk: August 17, 2013, 3:00 pm 
36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY  
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm

W O V E N celebrates the limitless artistic expressions of an ancient technique applied to materials new and old, unexpected and comforting. Ranging from works including common weaving materials like cotton and wool to the more exploratory – bullet-riddled steel, wire, tennis balls – the artists in this exhibition engage in an energetic dialogue between contemporary visual culture and the traditions of the textile industry.
Highlighting the interdependence of ingenuity, skill and imagination, the objects making up this exhibition celebrate freedom from functional constraint. The overriding issues are: does the artist's imagination and ability to execute his/her concept spark an awesome, unexpected visual and emotional reaction – and if so, will it encourage the viewer to liberate his/her imagination to a place previously unrevealed? Curated by Sylvia Leonard Wolf and Tina Bromberg, W O V E N transforms the gallery space at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts into a fantastical, web-like exploration of space, scale, texture, and color.

The artists in the exhibition are: Susan Brandeis, Yale Epstein, Marsha Farley, John Garrett, Rob Goldfarb, Sheila Hicks, Nancy Koenigsberg, Alex Kveton, Jorge Lizarazo for Hechizoo Textiles, Lael Marshall, David Poppie, Kate Rapin, Joanne Russo, Zoe Siegel, Mamie Spiegel, Altoon Sultan, Harriet Tannin, Suzanne Tick, Grace Wapner, James Brendan Williams, Bhakti Ziek.