Techniques, Show and Tell and Exhibitions

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Wednesday, May 20: Rachel Rose: Lake Valley
Carnegie Museum of Art is launching its first-ever online exhibition series dedicated to its film and video collection. The series debuts with “Lake Valley,” a video work by Rachel Rose, who was featured in the 57th Carnegie International and the 2017 Venice Biennale. Inspired by 18th- and 19th-century children’s literature, Rose’s dream-like works explore timely themes of loneliness, imagination and personal connection. The online exhibit will be accompanied by virtual educational activities for all ages.

Wednesday, May 20: Making with Others in Min
During this virtual workshop hosted by Contemporary Craft, artist Katy DeMent will teach you everything you need to know about papermaking. Make your own paper and mixed media collages using household items and found objects, discover the tactile aspects of the process and learn about tools and equipment offered by Contemporary Craft.

Tuesday, May 26 1:00-2:00pm EST
A virtual Show & Tell at Contemporary Craft
Craft offers many of us a sense of community. Now that we are all stuck at home, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That’s why we’re hosting a FREE virtual Show & Tell, so we can share the craft projects we’ve been working on while quarantined.
Show & Tell will be led by Contemporary Craft’s Studio Manager, Allison Jones, and will be a casual and fun way to show off your amazing creations. This meeting will be hosted through Zoom.
Free. Register here

Our own Tina Williams Brewer is featured in this video from The Westmoreland Museum of American Art Check it out!
Discover Pittsburgh artist and internationally renowned fiber artist storyteller Tina Williams Brewer with Chief Curator Barbara Jones. Jones will take a closer look at Brewer’s “Divine Plan,” a story quilt, featured in the Complementary Exhibition to African American Art, that’s rich with symbolism!
Find out more about the Complementary Exhibition to African American Art in the 20th Century:

5 Embroidery Tips from Leading Contemporary Artists
An article about starting an embroidery practice at With tips on how to start and materials.

Make sure to check the Carnegie Museum of Art site, they have an art agenda for every day of the week!

The Textile Society of America has a list of Virtual Exhibitions and Events.

Check out Jane Dunnewold YouTube Channel, she has tons of videos on creativity and techniques.

Here is a studio visit with Elin Noble.

Interested in learning batik? Flaherty Batiks has a YouTube Channel with tutorials.