Thursday, September 28, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textile: Week 34

Textile Museum, Washington, DC

On Saturday, September 16, over 60 fiber and textile artists in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area were invited to attend a meeting at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC.  

Camille Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art, gave us an introduction to the new contemporary art programming at the museum.  The upcoming exhibitions, workshops, and lectures will focus on textile art created by international and local (DC, Maryland, Virginia) artists.  I really like the direction she is taking: It will offer both global and local perspectives of what is going on.

The above image is of Lori Kartchner, Education Program Coordinator, explaining what the Educational component of the museum will be. 
Lynora Williams, the museum's librarian, discussed some of the rare and out of print books in the museum's 20,000 volume library collection.  Their multilingual collection offers cultural, historical, artistic, and technical information related to textiles, costumes, and rugs.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 33

KING The story of a girl who wants to be King:

When I grow up I want to be king

with body guards dressed in red
on horses with royal names,
shielding me from these bullies.
No more broken bones.
When I grow up I want to be king
like the one on postcards my teacher 
sent me: King George VI.  I don't care
about castles, a mud-brick house will do.
I don't need electricity, I see in the dark.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 32

Teaching Art

One of the greatest joys of being an artist is teaching art to the public.
My classes are free and open to everyone, young and old.
The greatest feedback is when someone says: "Look Suzanne, I made this masterpiece.  And, I am going to hang it on my wall."

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