Wednesday, February 01, 2012

textiles here and there in Febuary and March

After the ETN symposium in Lithuania we had a visit to the Baltic I am chatting with Fiona Kirkwood and artist from South Africa.

While I may be in Toronto and able to see what is happening around here, there is a much bigger world to explore in a number of real and virtual ways. Carol Westfall provided me with a preview of FiberPhiladelphia 2012 which is under way others are sending me event invites or sharing on facebook, sending press releases to my address [ EAST/PACIFIC/WEST: CONFLUENCE sent by Claire Campbell Park see below}then of course there is the scouring through gallery and museum websites, checking events listings on line and in magazines. All of this is time consuming but necessary. Editorial space in print magazines for exhibition reviews is scarce and for textile shows there is even less. This space needs to negotiated for months in advance of the actual events. The need for high res images of work to be shown along with bios of the makers involved and the space where the exhibitions are being held is necessary so we become dependent of public relations / communications people. with social media/ networking becoming the source of  advance information the timing of it is so tight you find out about local events the day before.

with that in mind here is a quick sampling of things happening in the next few weeks.


A Sense of Place
February 2 - April 21, 2012.
 curated by Bruce Hoffman
 Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Reception Feb 2, 5:30 to 7:30
Walk Thru Feb 2 at 5pm
Artists Discussion Feb 3 at 12:30
Walk Thru Feb 21 at 3:30

Washington DC

Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep
February 3, 2012 through January 6, 2013
2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC

Welcoming 2012 as the East Asian calendar’s Year of the Dragon, Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep presents a global selection of textiles depicting dragons and other fantastical creatures of legend.

Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the textiles in this exhibition illuminate imaginative images of mythical creatures as diverse as the peoples who created them.

5 februari 2012
Monika Auch /De intelligentie van de hand The intelligence of the hand 
3D woven objects and graphic work on textile
Publication with essay by Monika Auch on texture, time and weaving +plus a visual narrative in photographs.

Introduced by Prof. Albert van den Berg
Sunday, February 5 2012 at 16:00
Blom Room, Faculty Club, University of Twente

Tallin Estonia 
Kaunas Biennial Exhibition second showing
10th February to 8th April, 2012.
Exhibition will be opens by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Juozas Bernatonis. 
Kaunas Dance Theatre AURA will present several performances during opening.

Please visit us and read about biennial and this particular exhibition in online catalogue (p. 22-67): 
you can read a selection of articles about the  Kaunas Biennial on line 
In fQ volume 7 Issue 3   Six Weeks on the Velvet Highway: A textile Journal part one takes on my journey to the opening night of the Kaunas Biennial. Part two which will be in fQ volume 8 issue 1 will talk about the event itself.  
 Dare to Wear Love
 Feb 8, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Opening reception February , 14 6:30 -8
Claire Campbell Park

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College, West Campus

January 30 - March 9

Gallery talk - TH, February 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Mary Babcock, Nancy Tokar Miller, Claire Campbell Park

Book signing - TH, February 9, 2:30 -4:00
Claire Campbell Park - Creating with Reverence
Nancy Tokar Miller - Artist’s Monograph
Proceeds benefit the Bernal Gallery

Reception - TH, February 9, 5-7 p.m.

Lecture - TH, February 9, 7 p.m.
Mary Babcock, professor and fibers program chair,
Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
With short presentations by Nancy Tokar Miller and Claire Campbell Park
Bernal Gallery

Taunton SW England

23 February 2012 - 24 March 2012
 The Brewhouse, Taunton
Now the big question is which if any of these exhibitions will get coverage, previewed in local media print or virtual. Will any get reviewed and where? While we can share photo albums on facebook. write things up in blogs, share the postings, use tags and key words and hope our postings show up on searches. then move on to the next search, the next opening


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