Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

and yet another YouTube

This one was mentioned on the tapestry list this morning by Ixchel Suarez.  There are several other videos you'll find related to this one.

Friday, March 25, 2011

another video of interest

Helene Hernmark and assistants are shown in the video that's linked to this website:

The video link is located at the right side.  Very interesting to see!  I'm going to see if I can embed it here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Erin M. Riley's tapestry-- her talk coming up this week at NGCSU

The latest issue of Fiberarts magazine (Spring 2011) has an article about the tapestry work of Erin M. Riley.  Her work is described as "...beautiful but (showing) arresting glimpses of a generation out of control."

More information about the artist talk to be held on March 24 at NGCSU:

Artistic Freedom of Speech: A Conversation with Stanley Bermudez and Erin Riley
Wednesday, March 23, 6-7:30 pm
Rm. 407, Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA
Erin M Riley, a tapestry weaver who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, and Stanley Bermudez, a multi-media artist who teaches at Gainesville State College, will be speaking on artistic freedom of speech on Wednesday, March 23, 6 pm, in 407 Hoag Student Center on the North Georgia College & State University campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and Liberty Tree Initiative.
Riley’s hand-woven tapestries have been exhibited internationally, her work has been featured in such magazines as FiberArts and New American Painting, and she has completed several artist-in-residencies. She will be talking about the Internet and how image, video, and text sharing has been brought into a personal sphere. images meant to be private or images taken without the subject’s permission but sent as mass texts, posted on blogs, Facebook and websites devoted to "late night mistakes" can be devastating. While acknowledging that, Riley is also interested in how these pictures can be used constructively.
Bermudez, who works in pastels, paint, clay, and metal, has had work exhibited throughout the United States as well as Venezuela. He enjoys expressing himself through a variety of media in art that reflect his interest in artistic traditions of the western Venezuelan state of Zulia, where he was raised, and in characters from history, literature, music, politics, religion, and family. Bermudez will be speaking on his experiences with censorship and the relationship between censorship and his art.

With Erin's permission to post, here is one of her tapestries:

Three Strikes, 2010, 36" x 25"

Erin is currently artist-in-residence at McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC.  Here's a campus map of NGCSU; the Student Center is building 3 on the map:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kathe Todd-Hooker's YouTube videos about bobbins

Kathe just posted on the tapestry list news of a couple of YouTube videos she and Pat Spark have done about bobbin winding. Here are links (and, hey Kathe--cool nail polish!):

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sad news for tapestry

As most of you have probably heard by now, James Koehler passed away on March 3, 2011.   Several people who have blogs are writing about their experiences with him.  Here are a few that have been posted at this point:

Rebecca Mezoff's blog

Lyn Hart's blog

Janet Austin's blog

Kathy Spoering's blog

Tommye Scanlin's blog

If any of you also have studied with James and have memories and/or photos you'd like to share, please do so.  He was very inspirational to many and his passing is a sad loss.