Sunday, February 8, 2009

SDA Member News February 8, 2009

Blog Recommendations:The New York Public Library has fascinating blogs. Two that may be of particular interest to SDA members are Handmade and Fashion History

February Meeting Textile Study Group of New York

Felt artist Janice Arnold will speak about felt making.
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, Hall of Worship
40 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York City, NY

Admission: $5.00 special guest fee for members of other textile organizations
$10 fee for unaffiliated guests

Exhibition News

Elaine Longtemp's
piece "Adieu Ma Bonne Amie", 14"h x 22" W x 14.5", has been juried into and awarded Honorable Mention in the 23rd Annual Juried Show, 2009, presented at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. The show runs February 13 - March 27, 2009; an opening reception will be held Feb. 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
The two-part piece was created in memory of a dear friend, Sherry Miller, who died of breast cancer in 2007. During Sherry's five year battle with cancer, Elaine hung one part of the piece in her studio, where it was protected, and one part outside, where it battled the elements as Sherry battled her illness. After she died, Elaine took the outside piece down and made it into "An Unexpected Turn." Then she dismantled the second piece and created "Adieu Ma Bonne Amie", which is French for "Farewell My Good Friend.

Julie Branch has a piece in "A Common Thread 2009", Annual Textile Center Members Exhibition at the Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, January 16 - February 21, 2009.

Berenice Pliskin invites you to a solo exhibit of her silk paintings in Pound Ridge, NY. She would be happy to arrange a guided tour of the exhibition for SDA members; please write her at if you are interested.

Panel Discussion at Phoenix Gallery

Need, Demand, Desire: Reevaluating the Artists' Artifact, will be presented at the Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue @ 25th St, Suite 902, New York, NY on February 19th at 7:00 PM in conjunction with the show Fluidity and Fragments featuring the work of Joan Harmon, Pat Hickman and Barbara Yontz.

Panel members Janet Thormann, Jeanne Gerrity and Jill Magi will examine a question: what is the artists' role and the artifact produced in the current commodity market? Need, Demand, Desire: Reevaluating the Artists'Artifact will bring together a theorist, curator, poet, video artist and architect to discuss the complex role of the artists' artifact in a culture geared towards consumerism. What makes the art object different from a Pottery Barn couch, a commercial jingle or a well-crafted phrase?

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