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Textiles and Tea

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) is excited to announce our new program, Textiles & Tea. Each week HGA will host a conversation with some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today. In our 45-minute discussion we will focus on their artwork and their creative journey. We will allow 15 minutes at the end of our conversation for questions from the audience. Textiles & Tea will take place every Tuesday at 4:00 PM (EST) beginning in January 2021 and will be broadcast via Zoom. These broadcasts will be free to view and open to all.

Vibrant Botanic Embroideries Embellish the Dried Leaf Sculptures of Hillary Waters Fayle

Merging traditional craft techniques and the natural world’s abundant materials, Hillary Waters Fayle (previously) meticulously stitches brightly hued florals into found camellia leaves and other foliage. From simple lines and ribbing to fully rendered botanics, the thread-based embellishments interrupt the fragile matter.

National Gallery of Art Acquires Forty Works by African American Artists from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce a major acquisition of 40 works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation by 21 African American artists from the southern United States.

Countless Ceramic Loops Compise Cecil Kemperink’s Movable Chain Sculptures

Spread flat or folded in shapeless piles, Cecil Kemperink’s bulky chain sculptures contrast the solid ceramic material with the flexibility of their shapes. The movable works are comprised of hundreds of loops that link together in sheets of earth tones and subtle gradients.

Stewart Kelly: From conception to creation

Textile artist Stewart Kelly’s exploration of the creative journey first began with an interest in art therapy, leading to the development of a series of sculptural embroidered works of the hand, head and body. Using indigo blue tones, repetitive outlines, text and stitch, his Body Mapping series of contemplating creativity was produced over a period of several years.

Neiman Marcus, MyTheresa, Farfetch Close to Settlement in Indian Arts and Crafts Case

Neiman Marcus, MyTheresa, and Farfetch “have agreed to the key terms of settlement” in the case that the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Inc. (“SHI”) filed against them for making and/or selling a $2,500-plus knitted coat that allegedly violates federal copyright law, as well as the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (“IACA”) and the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act, in part because the Alanui-branded “Ravenstail Knitted Coat” was sold “in a manner that falsely suggests it was produced … by an Indian or Indian tribe” when it was not.