Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spun Gold Award goes to SDA Member Becka Rahn!

SDA member, Becka Rahn is the 2013 recipient of the Textile Center's Spun Gold Award. You are welcome to attend the event honoring Becka.

Thursday, August 22, 6 pm
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN

An artist and ardent supporter of the fiber arts, Becka’s many contributions to the field include educational initiatives and mentorship of emerging artists and educators in all capacities.  With an eye toward innovation and new technologies, yet incorporating tradition in all of her endeavors, Becka adeptly bridges a balance between the art and craft of textiles – bringing the community along in the process.
Textile Center is proud to honor her lifetime commitment and immeasurable impact with this award of distinction.
See the Textile Center website for information, including directions and parking.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SDA Member Exhibit: Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker

Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, SDA member, recently participated in the Women’s Art Institute. There is a pop-up exhibit this Saturday of some of the work from this program. Be sure to drop by!

What: Fearless Creative Energy / ’13 Women’s Art Institute Pop-Up Exhibition

When: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 5pm – 8:30pm

MCAD MFA Whittier Gallery
2880 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(additional parking 2845 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408)

The Women’s Art Institute began in 1999, cosponsored by St. Catherine University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Currently housed at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, the WAI is an innovative and rigorous course that focuses on issues and art that arise through the combination of open studio work, intense individual tutoring, inspiring conversation and critiques, and presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians.

For more information check out the Women’s Art Institute.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tour: Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design is conducting a SDA members-only tour of their summer exhibition, "Printed Textiles: Pattern Stories," on Saturday, July 13, at 10 AM. FREE for SDA members.

One of the two exhibition curators, Kathleen Campbell, will walk us through this lively, colorful exhibition, telling us the stories behind the textiles, including things not in the text panels. Themes of the exhibition include "Artists Designing Textiles," Textile Prints as Reflections of the Times," "Appreciation for Handicraft: Legacy of Arts & Crafts," and "The Enduring Appeal of Botanicals." The 50 textiles, all from GMD's collection, are primarily block prints and screen-prints.

Date: 07/13/2013
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Location: Goldstein Museum of Design, Room 241 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus of Univ. of Minnesota, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul MN 55108
Parking: Pay lot at north end of McNeal Hall (access via Upper Buford Circle) or street parking on Larpenteur or side streets

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