President’s Day Activity Suggestion

Posted By Joan Pont on February 10, 2013

Come out and joint the rest of us for the February meeting of the Tamalpais Textile Arts Guild.  This meeting may be a little different.  We will be hearing out three “left coast” artists and their political voices from Barbara Shapiro.  She gave this presentation previously to the Textile Society of America Symposium in Washington DC last September.  I hope she informs us on how that connection was made, and about the other presentations at the same event.   The artists interviewed were Gyongy Laky, Linda Ma Donald, Linda Gass, with special attention to their work and what inspires the particular voice that makes this work so strong.

In addition, Barbara will share images of some of her more recent work which is of a more personal nature. This will be a good basis for thinking about the different ways artists work and what may inspire your own work. Involved in textiles from an early age, Barbara Shapiro began weaving in 1975 in New York City. Barbara combines her rich knowledge of historical and ethnic textiles with wide technical experience in weaving and surface design. Her weaving reflects her travels and studies as well as her work in theater costume design.

Moonscape, Barbara Shapiro

Moonscape, Barbara Shapiro

Vital statistics: Monday, Feb 18, 2013, 7 pm, Marin Art and Garden Center, at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 30 Sir Francis Drake, Ross. Guests welcome ($5 speaker donation optional)