Where to go:
During the Surface Design Association (SDA) Confluence Conference (June 4th through June 17th) there are tons of fun events, exhibitions, trunk shows, etc. related to fiber arts. Make the most of this great opportunity and check out as many as possible!
What to do and see:
1. Shows at Concordia University, June 3rd-July 1st (Map)
See the work of Ann Hall Richards in “Repetition Meditation Revelation” on display in Concordia Gallery as well as Erica Spitzer Rasmussen’s “Flotsam and Jetsam” show on display in the H. Williams Teaching Gallery.
2. “Skimming the Surface: Pattern and Narrative” at University of St. Thomas, June 9th-August 22nd (Map)
View the work of Beth Barron, Charlene Burningham, Nancy Eha, Bernadette Mahfood, Barbara Otto, Christine Pradel-Lien and Karen Searle in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Lobby Gallery.
3. “Esperanza” at the Gordon Parks Gallery through July 28th (Map)
Carolyn Kallenborn’s textile installation, located in Metropolitan State University’s Library and Learning Center, uses viewer interaction to create a place of reflection and memories of the things that are important in life.
4. “Mordy Sisters Converge” at Lowertown Loft Artists Cooperative Atrium Gallery, June 1st-30th (Map)
Ruth Mordy Friedlander uses a form of tablet weaving to control the surface layer of collaborative 2D/3D pieces, while sister Le Anne Mordy Willson combines origami modules to create a rich surface.
5. “My Father’s Religion” at Susan Hensel Gallery, June 4th-July 12th (Map)
Carolyn Halliday hand knits wire and other non-traditional materials to explore the calligraphic nature of the knit line and pay homage to the sanctuary of the forest.
Must-see piece right now:
“Interpretation II” by Anne Hall Richards at Concordia Gallery (pictured above).
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