Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throw Your Dreams into Space

Throw your dreams into space
like a kite, and you do not 
know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend,
a new love, a new country.

- Anais Nin
(Sasha MacInnis from Puchka Textile Tours had this poem on a recent newsletter)
Krystyna Sadej Otawa Ontario
Fate, Destiny and Self-Determination/le sort, le destin et l'auto determination continues its journey with new shapes arriving everyday to make a total of 264. To date 169 participants from 19 countries have contributed to co-creating this tapestry installation. It will be exhibited next at Galerie Trame situated at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary textiles/ Centre de Textiles Contemporain de Montreal from January 31 to February 27 2015. The reception/vernissage is January 31 from 2pm to 4:30 pm. Join us for a wonderful afternoon celebrating all the co-creators of this installation. The installation continues to accept shapes indefinitely....constantly expanding. 

Krystyna Sadej Otawa Ontario
annonymous finsihing Judite Vagners

annonymous finsihing Judite Vagners

annonymous finsihing Judite Vagners

annonymous finsihing Judite Vagners

annonymous finsihing Judite Vagners

The Handweavers Guild of America is asking weavers to submit their work for an  annual exhibition Small Expressions  Entry deadlines are:  
February 17, 2015, for non-US entries, to allow for international delivery 
February 24, 2015, for US entries 

Puchka tours: weaving and knitting workshops

Archie Brennan / Susan Maffei 
Archie Brennan and Susan Martin-Maffei are coming to Oregon in April for a special set of retreats. Technical demos and fabulous talks will be our treasures to take into our growing kit bag that only Master Craftsman like Archie an Susan can give us. The retreats are held at my cabin/studio just south of Cannon Beach. 
I have rented a great house for all participants that has a spectacular view.
Dinners and Lodging is included in this special retreat and transportation from Portland if needed.Loaner looms and materials are providedThe two sessions are:
April 23rd-26th 2015
April 30-May 3rd 2015
$560.00 is the fee for the three days
We are very excited and hope you will consider joining us.
Contact Pam at 503-250-1642Call 503-250-1642 before January 10th and after February 6th
Email anytime...I will be in El Tuito Mexico with Jean Pierre Larochette and Yael Lurie
Cooking for the gang and weaving up some long thought about ideas.Out of the phone connection from January 13th until February 6th.

Anne Jackson's tapestry, "Certaine Wytches" part of her Witchcraft Series will be in the exhibition Power of Ten at the Select Spring Festival 2015 in the Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud,
Gloucestershire GL5 4AF from May 2 - 26, 2015.

Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei are exhibiting in two shows: The Art is the Cloth at the Walton Center Gallery at George School, Newtown, PA, through  February 9, 2015; and Tapestry Now: An International Perspective, at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. January 11,
2015 to May 10, 2015. Reception and artists talks: January 11, 2015, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Contemporary International Tapestry, January 11 - May 10, 2015,
highlights the work of three generations of artists from nine countries.; 7 Lower Center St. Clinton, New Jersey, 08809. 908-735-8415. Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. Suggested admission: $5.
Jan. 11, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Reception and artists talks.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at 2:00 pm - Weaving Demonstration and Guided Tour with curator Carol K. Russell. Free with admission. Registration required.
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm  - A Day of Contemporary Tapestry featuring lectures with artists Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei as well as an interactive demonstration with Brennan.
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30 to 3:30 pm - Handweaving Tapestries with Carol K. Russell for children ages 6 and up.

The New Art of the Loom is currently in Louisville, at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. November 22, 2014 - January 18, 2015

The Art is the Cloth will travel to the following venues:
  • George School, Newtown, PA, December 4 - February 9, 2015; opening reception: Dec 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Deerfield Academy, South Deerfield, MA, March 26 - May 1, 2015

“Textures” by Juana Sleizer
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 to 5.00 pm
Sunday 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
From Friday January 02. 2015 to Saturday January 31 2015