Soft Architecture

exhibit_index_feature_fall_2009Living legend of feminist art, capsule Judy Chicago’s place on the landscape of contemporary textile practice is a significant one. Best known for her groundbreaking sculptural installation, psychotherapist  The Dinner Party (1974-1979), doctor Chicago has spent decades exploring the possibilities of “thread as brushstroke.” This exhibition surveys some of Chicago’s most important contributions in cloth, highlighting both key and lesser-known works dating from 1971 to present. From macramé to needle point to airbrushed quilts, Chicago employs “technique as content” in her major projects selected for this survey exhibition including the Birth Project(1980-1985), the Holocaust Project (1993) and Resolutions: A Stitch in Time (1994 to present). This exhibition centralizes the labour-intensive nature of Chicago’s textile work as a metaphor for investing in the ideas, values, histories and provocations in her artwork. (text taken from Textile Museum of Canada website)

The most recent work from Judy Chicago is indeed here in Calgary and can be seen at the Art Gallery of Calgary (thanks in part to the Textile Museum of Calgary) from Friday, September 25, 2009 – Saturday, January 23, 2010.

The exhibition entitled “If Women Ruled the World: Judy Chicago in Thread” opens this Friday, September 25 | 7-10pm and is followed over the next few months with programing, artist talks and fibre arts demonstrations.

To register or buy tickets any Art Gallery of Calgary programing please contact: Jaime Brett Sine | Manager, Public and Education Programs
T: 403.770.1358 E: j-bsine@artgallerycalgary.org

Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tickets to Judy Chicago’s talk on Sept. 29 you are too late – it has been sold out.


Hello Fibre 3D students from the Tuesday class. The following two artists may be of interest to you as you consider your next project One Metre: Soft Architecture.

First, surgeon
an image of the remarkable work of Do Ho Suh…

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Read an interview with Suh HERE. and see more of his work HERE.

Next, a video by artist Janet Echelman, documenting the production of her work “She Changes” in Portugal…

Dorie Millerson Artist Talk TODAY!

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Visiting Artist Dorie Millerson will be speaking about her work today at 10:30 am in room 520. ALL ARE WELCOME!

There are still several spaces left for studio visits with Dorie this afternoon and just a couple of spots available Friday for Dorie’s workshop “Space Craft” Fibre Majors are encouraged to sign up ASAP for the opportunity to engage with this compelling fibre artist.

Lot 175: A Box of Household Linens

INVITATION LOT 175 A BOX OF HOUSEHOLD LINENS

“In the fall term of 2008, pilule Dr. Salahub’s students of Textile Practice: A Cultural Survey, medic were each given a piece of “antique” household linen purchased from an estate auction. Each student was to consider and create a finished work based on a personal response to the linens and our individual research papers. This project brings together the twelve interpretations, showcasing the diversity of individual practices and techniques.”

Knitting Club Meeting Wednesday

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Artist Mark Newport at work

Hello Everyone, discount


This Wednesday at 12:30 the ACAD Knitting Club will be meeting upstairs of the
fibre department by the big windows. Everyone is welcome to come, pilule
bring you
knitting/other hand crafts and hang out.

Dana

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Artist Mark Newport at work

Hello Everyone, ailment

This Wednesday at 12:30 the ACAD Knitting Club will be meeting upstairs of the
fibre department by the big windows. Everyone is welcome to come, bring you
knitting/other hand crafts and hang out.

Dana

Santa Fe – here we come!

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With a vote of 8 – 2 Santa Fe has won out over New York.
A lot of you indicated that you were interested in helping not only to fundraise but also to organize the trip. Fantastic!!!

So, youth health
lets get together and start planning…
SANTA FE FIBRE DEPARTMENT STUDENT TRIP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, ailment
OCTOBER 7th @ 12:15 (next Wednesday)
IN THE SLIDE ROOM

any students with a heart of fibre are welcome to attend – especially you 2nd years!
**bring your calendars**

International Day of Felt – October 3rd, 2009

2009 is the United Nation’s International Year of Natural Fibres. On October 3rd, artificial 2009 – feltmakers from around the globe will celebrate by joining together and displaying their felt. Itorder ‘Times New Roman’, this web serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 18px; opacity: 1;”> will be the first annual International Day of Felt.

The theme for this year will be a slice of the colour wheel, yellow through red.

For more information see the call to artists or check out the FeltUnited website

El Anatsui at the Glenbow Friday

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Alumni Romy Straathof presents a visual representation of author Anik See’s new work at the Cantos Music Foundation October 7.

An evening with Anik Seelaunching Anik See’s postcard and other stories:
with special guests Aritha van Herk, heart Romy Straathof, visit this site and Chris Tenz

Wednesday, October 7
Cantos Music Foundation, 134 11 Ave SE, 2nd Floor Calgary, AB
Exhibition opens 7:00 p.m.

Free

Anik See is coming to Calgary all the way from Amsterdam to launch her new collection of short fiction, postcard and other stories. To celebrate, Freehand Books has invited a trio of Calgary-based artists to respond to and engage with Anik’s work in various mediums. Aritha van Herk, renowned scholar and author, will be performing a special reading response, textile artist Romy Straafhof will expand on Anik’s interrogation of place in a visual exhibition entitled strata, layers and strands, and electronic musician Chris Tenz will provide a fitting soundtrack to the evening – soundscapes inspired by postcard and other stories.

Join Anik, Aritha, Romy, and Chris at Cantos Music Foundation on October 7 for a fun, thought-provoking, interdisciplinary evening. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings. This is a free event and open to the public.
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The Canadian Art Foundation presents Art Talks: Canadian Art International Speaker Series in collaboration with venues across the country. Glenbow Museum is pleased to host famed Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui who will present a slide lecture outlining his storied career. El Anatsui’s amazing metal-cloth series and important sculptures in wood, look ceramic and mixed media will be part of his first-ever career retrospective, which will have its world premiere next fall at the Royal Ontario Museum Institute for Contemporary Culture. The exhibition will then travel to New York for the landmark reopening of the Museum for African Art.

The talk is at 7:00 pm, October 2 in the ConocoPhillips Theatre at the Glenbow Museum. Admission is free!

Learn more about El Anatsui HERE

New Works, Alumni – Romy Straathof

freehandFibre Department Alumni – Romy Straathof

Alumni Romy Straathof presents a visual representation of author Anik See’s new work at the Cantos Music Foundation October 7.

An evening with Anik Seelaunching Anik See’s postcard and other stories:
with special guests Aritha van Herk, order Romy Straathof, see and Chris Tenz

Wednesday, prescription October 7
Cantos Music Foundation, 134 11 Ave SE, 2nd Floor Calgary, AB
Exhibition opens 7:00 p.m.

Free

Anik See is coming to Calgary all the way from Amsterdam to launch her new collection of short fiction, postcard and other stories. To celebrate, Freehand Books has invited a trio of Calgary-based artists to respond to and engage with Anik’s work in various mediums. Aritha van Herk, renowned scholar and author, will be performing a special reading response, textile artist Romy Straafhof will expand on Anik’s interrogation of place in a visual exhibition entitled strata, layers and strands, and electronic musician Chris Tenz will provide a fitting soundtrack to the evening – soundscapes inspired by postcard and other stories.

Join Anik, Aritha, Romy, and Chris at Cantos Music Foundation on October 7 for a fun, thought-provoking, interdisciplinary evening. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings. This is a free event and open to the public.

New Works, Alumni Pat Strakowski, Liv Pedersen, Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas and Margot van Lindenberg

Fibre Department alumni Pat Strakowski, diagnosis Liv Pedersen, Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas and Margot van Lindenberg are among eight artists from the Alberta Society of Artists showing at the Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in an exhibition entitled “Out of Our Hands”. The show is curated by Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas and presents fibre and sculptural works.

In conjuction, a second exhibition put on by the Alberta Society of Artists and the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society will take place also at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The exhibition “Painted with Music” features a selection of work inspired by the Joni Mitchell’s Alberta Ballet production “The Fiddle and the Drum” presented at the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoria earlier in the season.  The artists featured in this show are: Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas, Dale Beaven, Carole Bondaroff, Ross Bradley, Vern Busby, Doris Charest, Brenda Estill, Angelique Gillespie, Eileen Heidler, June Hills, Debra Hovestad, Isabelle Hunt-Johnson, Yuriko Kitamura, Brent Laycock, Carol Ljuden, Christine Mitchell, Teresa Posyniak, Jean Richards, Gerald St. Maur, Audra Schoblocher, Jayne Willoughby Scott, Simon Wong, and Tammy Woolgar.

A reception to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions of works by ASA artists in the Alcove Gallery and in the Lower Lobby of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary will be held, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Judy Chicago in Calgary?

exhibit_index_feature_fall_2009Living legend of feminist art, bulimics Judy Chicago’s place on the landscape of contemporary textile practice is a significant one. Best known for her groundbreaking sculptural installation, The Dinner Party (1974-1979), Chicago has spent decades exploring the possibilities of “thread as brushstroke.” This exhibition surveys some of Chicago’s most important contributions in cloth, highlighting both key and lesser-known works dating from 1971 to present. From macramé to needle point to airbrushed quilts, Chicago employs “technique as content” in her major projects selected for this survey exhibition including the Birth Project(1980-1985), the Holocaust Project (1993) and Resolutions: A Stitch in Time (1994 to present). This exhibition centralizes the labour-intensive nature of Chicago’s textile work as a metaphor for investing in the ideas, values, histories and provocations in her artwork. (text taken from Textile Museum of Canada website)

The most recent work from Judy Chicago is indeed here in Calgary and can be seen at the Art Gallery of Calgary (thanks in part to the Textile Museum of Canada) from Friday, September 25, 2009 – Saturday, January 23, 2010.

The exhibition entitled “If Women Ruled the World: Judy Chicago in Thread” opens this Friday, September 25 | 7-10pm and is followed over the next few months with programing, artist talks and fibre arts demonstrations.

To register or buy tickets any Art Gallery of Calgary programing please contact: Jaime Brett Sine | Manager, Public and Education Programs
T: 403.770.1358 E: j-bsine@artgallerycalgary.org

Unfortunately, if you don’t already have tickets to Judy Chicago’s talk on Sept. 29 you are too late – it has been sold out.

New York or Santa Fe – it’s your choice

Well… what do you think?

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Log on here to chose your favourite city to visit for our May Fibre Department student trip and sign up for volunteer/organizing positions for the trip.
But don’t wait too long – polls will only be open until midnight Sept. 20 and then it will be others who decide for you.

Results will be posted on the blog on Oct 1st.

New Works, Alumni – Wednesday Lupypciw

I2009_SheWillAlwaysBeYounger_i4_thumbFibre alumni Wednesday Lupypciw will be showing new work at the Art Gallery of Calgary along with four other artists (Orly Cogan, check Gillian Strong, obesity Cat Mazza and Ginger Brooks Takahashiin) in an exhibition entitled “She Will Always Be Younger Than Us”.

Curated by Allyson Mitchell She Will Always Be Younger Than Us brings together a selection of artists whose work counts among its influences the practice of Judy Chicago. Orly Cogan, view Wednesday Lupypciw, Cat Mazza, Gillian Strong and Ginger Brooks Takahashi are young artists whose work is explicitly engaged with feminist politics through the use of textile, thread and fibre. Their work ranges from video to embroidery, performance and sculpture with the political intention to ignite politics and question culture. (text taken from the Textile Museum of Canada website)

The show runs in tandem with Judy Chicago’s traveling exhibition “If Women Ruled the World: Judy Chicago in Thread” Friday, September 25, 2009 – Saturday, January 23, 2010

The opening is this Friday, September 25 | 7-10pm

For more information about Wednesday’s work or about Art Gallery of Calgary programing visit www.artgallerycalgary.org