Sunday, March 14, 2010

SDA member News March 14, 2010


Exhibition News

Jessie Fair



“Growth 1” by Jessie Fair

Jessie Fair’s piece, “Growth 1” has been accepted into “Fiber: TwentyTen”, an exhibition of contemporary fiber art co-sponsored by the Foundry Art Centre and Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA). The show will take place at the Foundry Art Centre (St. Charles, MO) from April 2 – May 14, 2010 with a Public Opening Reception April 16, 6-9pm.


Suzanne Punch


Suzanne Punch will participate in “Hand and Heart” the first of a series of explorations on the artistic process at a program presented by Artsweekend.

Date and Time: Friday, March 26, 8 PM

Location: Orchard House Cafe, 1064 1st Avenue at East 58th Street in Manhattan.

Suggested Donation: $15 ($10 students and seniors)

What is the source of creativity? What is the work in art or craft? Perhaps one of the materials worked on is also the person engaged in the process.

Three artists who teach at the Artsweekend each July will discuss their aims and efforts to produce high quality work in a variety of mediums. Sylvia March will explore the mysteries of pottery making, Suzanne Punch will demonstrate painting on silk and Barbara Spiegel will describe how she teaches creating a character in acting classes. There will be opportunities for hands-on experience and participation.

Elaine Longtemps


“CORKGUN” has been selected for inclusion in Fiber: TwentyTen,  an exhibition celebrating contemporary fiber art, co-sponsored by Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) and The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri.  The exhibition opens April 2, 2010 and closes May 14, 2010.  The opening reception will be held on April 16, 6-9 PM.  The address is 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, telephone:636-255-0270. 

CORKGUN, which was also exhibited last year at the ARC Gallery in Chicago, has also been selected for the Exposures Section of Surface Design Magazine, 2010 Winter Issue

Textile Society of America Study Tour Day Trip Announcement

Trip to Paterson, New Jersey's Silk City
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010

On Saturday, April 17th, join Textile Society of America members on a day tour of Paterson, the leading producer of silk fabric in the United States from the 19th century until well into the 20th century. Learn about the nation's first planned industrial city.

Visit the Great Falls of the Passaic River and the raceways that transferred power to the mills. See the Paterson Museum’s extensive collection of textile manufacturing equipment. Observe the jacquard process from initial design to finished fabric.

Examine narrow ribbon and broad loom textile samples. Tour the opulent home of textile mill owner Catholina Lambert. Hear the story of the 1913 Paterson Silk strike at the modest Botto House.

You can choose to join the tour bus in midtown Manhattan or meet the group in Paterson, NJ.  The trip costs $125 per person for TSA members and $150 for non-members. The priced includes lunch, snacks, admissions, tips and a $30 donation to TSA.

For more information or to register for this trip, visit . TSA is also offering a scholarship for one TSA member to participate in this tour of Paterson. To apply for the scholarship, go to: 

Textile Society of America
PO Box 193
Middletown, DE 19709
302-378-9636 (office)
302-378-9637 (fax)

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