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Studio Visit: Rising Textile Art Star Bisa Butler on How to Use Fabric Like Paint and the Kind of Art She Finds Irredeemably Boring Bisa Butler is having a well deserved moment in the sun. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/studio-visit-bisa-butler-1909491 Rosie Lee Tompkins’s Textiles Offer Windows Into Other Worlds Tompkins’s quilts are at turns abstract beauties, political statements, faith-based texts, and textile craft. https://hyperallergic.com/588839/rosie-lee-tompkins-a-retrospective-bampfa/ Textured Embroideries Capture the Thick patchwork of Scenic Farmland and Forests Victoria Rose Richards creates minature worlds through embroidery. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/victoria-rose-richards-embroideries/ Bees Encase Raw-Material Embroideries with Honeycomb in New Encaustic Works by Ava Roth A fascinating use of materials and resources. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/honeybee-artworks-ava-roth/ Ghanaian Artist Patrick Quarm Weaves Together Vibrant Tapestries That Reflect His Personal Experiences. Quarm earned his MFA in Texas before returning to his native country, where he lives and works. https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/patrick-quarm-salvaged-imperial-1908691 Christine Mayer is a Berlin-based fashion designer has built a fashion career on re-purposing clothing and breathing new…

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Here’s a cornucopia of wonderful fiberart related links for your enjoyment! https://youtu.be/Hq3sZrcuadc A fascinating look at Nick Cave’s new exhibit. A Staggering Sculptural Rug by Artist Faig Ahmed Pours into an Amorphous Puddle A triumph conceptually and technically. Puddlehttps://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/faig-ahmed-doubts/ An Interview with Robin Wall Kimmerer: Her book Braiding Sweetgrass has been a surprise bestseller. The nature writer talks about her fight for plant rights, and why she hopes the pandemic will increase human compassion for the natural world. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/23/robin-wall-kimmerer-people-cant-understand-the-world-as-a-gift-unless-someone-shows-them-how Uncoiled Rope Sprawls Across Canvases and Open Spaces in Organis Forms by Artist Janaina Mello Landini: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/09/janaina-mello-landini-rope-artworks/ In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience With her New York debut on the horizon, the Afro-Brazilian artist, known for her seductive, textile-based sculptures, is finally, and rightfully, receiving international recognition. https://hyperallergic.com/585578/sonia-gomes-new-york-debut-pace-gallery/ In His New Works, Sanford Biggers Finds a Future Ethnography In his new series, the artist has created 60 works created directly…

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Reserve Your Visit to Contemporary Craft “We are excited to welcome you to our new, permanent facility in the artistic neighborhood of Lawrenceville. With your help, we look forward to provide an amazing and safe art experiences for you.” Contemporary Craft will be opened at 5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA starting on Thursday, September 3, 2020https://contemporarycraft.org/timed-ticketing/ Read moreLinks of Interest

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Lots of wonderful content to share today!The Barnes Foundation has posted a great series of videos; this one features Contemporary Art and Weaving with Textile Artists Diedrick Brackens and Erin M. Riley https://youtu.be/mOsamsIJW6U Read moreLinks of Interest

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Join Artist and Guild Member Akiko Kotani for this FB live event “A new monthly interview series from Creative Pinellas drawing connections between artists, inspirations, friends and mentors, showcasing the individuals that together make a creative community. Each month an artist interviews another artist in Pinellas County that has been an inspiration to them. The next month the interviewee becomes the interviewer, speaking with a Pinellas artist that has inspired them in turn. In the second of this series, artist Akiko Kotani welcomes her friend and collegue Babs Reingold.”https://www.facebook.com/events/591621314887294/ Read moreLinks of Interest

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