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Programs/Calendar                                                              photo courtesy of CMA, 2014   

The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Its mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Membership is open to everyone.
The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Its mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Membership is open to everyone.

The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is a friends group of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). Its mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Membership is open to everyone.

Focus: Fiber 2016 Gala Reception on June 16


Come celebrate Focus: Fiber 2016, take another look at this imaginative show, and thank the Focus: Fiber committee for their efforts at the Focus Fiber Gala Reception on Thursday, June 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent. Please RSVP to Karen Hinkle at: clothcare@aol.com – we need to provide a firm headcount of attendees for the caterer.


A Weekend of Events with Jane Sauer – June 16-19

Artist and longtime Santa Fe gallery owner Jane Sauer served as juror for Focus: Fiber 2016 and she will return to Northeast Ohio for a wonderful weekend of events that can help you develop your promotional skills as a working artist.

  • Thursday, June 16 – Meet Jane at the Focus: Fiber 2016 Gala Reception, Kent State University Museum (see notice above).
  • Friday, June 17 – Lecture by Jane on “The Business of Art” @ 7:00 p.m., CMA Recital Hall. Free to TAA members and students; $5 for nonmembers. Join us before the lecture for dinner with Jane @ 5:30 p.m. at the Provenance Atrium Café at CMA.
  • Saturday, June 18 – Jane Sauer Critique Workshop, CMA Classroom, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (with 1 hour lunch break), $85 for TAA members, $100 for nonmembers, limited to 15 participants. RSVP to Marty Young at 330-687-5511 or byoung4480@sbcglobal.net.
  • Saturday, June 18 – Dinner with Jane at Anatolia Restaurant, 2270 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. RSVP to Jane Schofield at 440-843-6546 or jschofield1216@sbcglobal.net.
Sunday, June 19 – Gallery/Artists Practices Q&A Session, CMA Lecture Hall, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.(with 1 hour lunch break), $35 for TAA members, $45 for nonmembers and $20 for students. RSVP to Marty Young at 330-687-5511 or byoung4480@sbcglobal.net.

Summer Workshops:


Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory


Looking for a new fiber adventure? Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is offering several summer workshops on a wide range of topics. Two fiber-related workshops are:

  • BigAss / BadAss Paper Fabrications with Julie McLaughlin and Rebecca Cross, June 1–5, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $465. This five-day workshop begins with large-scale papermaking as students prepare kozo fiber and make large sheets of paper which will be dyed using shibori dye techniques. These diverse sheets of paper then will be torn into strips, shared with classmates and woven into a new 5’ x 8’ sheet with varying colors, textures and patterns.
  • Papermaking: Make and Use Hanji with Aimee Lee, June 11–12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $225. Learn how to make paper in the Korean tradition in both one- and two-ply sheets using two different techniques with fiber processed by hand. We will also transform hanji with joomchi and jiseung techniques, creating paper that behaves like fabric, thread, yarn and rope.

 

Morgan Art of Paper Conservatory is located at 1754 East 46th Street, Cleveland. For information on the full range of workshops offered, go to: http://morganconservatory.org/events/category/workshops/ or call 216-361-9255.

Kerr Grabowski Lecture: “Inspirations and Work” on April 27

Wednesday, April 27 – 7:00 p.m.

CMA Recital Hall

 

Please join noted fiber artist Kerry Grabowski, known for creating texture and imagery with Deconstructed Screen Printing methods, at her lecture “Inspiration and Work.” Kerr’s Facebook self-description gives a hint of what we might expect to hear: “Mark maker, dreamer, workshop instructor, friend, mother, grandmother … creating unique, sometimes whimsical, dyed and painted clothing.”

 

The lecture is free to TAA members and students; $5 for nonmembers. Before the lecture, all are invited to join Kerr for dinner in the Museum Atrium at 5:00 p.m. This will be a good opportunity for those who have previously taken one of Kerr’s workshops to re-connect with her.

Inka Weavers Lecture with Catherine Joslyn on May 20

Friday, May 20 – 7:00 p.m.

CMA Recital Hall

TAA member Catherine Joslyn will present, “Inka Weavers: Saving Traditional Weaving In Highland Peru,” and highlights from her extensive work in Peru. Catherine has brought two exhibits of highland Peru textiles to the United States and featured master weaver and organizer Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez in weaving workshops. She will discuss Peruvian festivals, the revival of ancient weaving skills that were nearly lost, international gatherings of weavers, and how sales of hand-crafted textiles support workers and their families around the world.

Catherine will show examples of textiles from Callañaupa’s Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco as well as her recent work that is inspired by her time in Peru. She is a member of Weave a Real Peace (WARP), a group that supports textile cottage industries all over the world. The lecture is free to TAA members and students; $5 for nonmembers

2016-17 TAA Programs. . .

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Lectures: $5 at the door, no charge to TAA members or students with id For questions please contact: taa@clevelandart.org
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