Artful Fiber

Is it May yet?  Adrienne Sloane will be our next speaker at the May 14 guild meeting.

Adrienne Sloane brings us face to face with great fiber art

Artist and community builder, she’ll show us how knitting and crochet artists are reinterpreting and liberating themselves from traditional forms.  The work they’re creating is showing in museums and galleries here in Boston and around the world..  We’ll see some of the amazing work by established and emerging artists who are helping to change the landscape of fiber art.

Adrienne Sloane has shown her work nationally for over 20 years, initially in wearable art and since 2004, sculptural work. As both a hand and machine knitter, her recent work often addresses the political while remaining mindful of the historical context of the  medium.   She has taught non-traditional knitting both nationally and internationally, as well as also having worked with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru.

In 2008,  Adrienne co-curated the exhibit Beyond Knitting; Uncharted Stitches at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and recently juried the 2010 exhibit: Metaphoric Fibers, Untamed Knit & Crochet for the Textile Center inMinneapolis.

You  may have seen her work in Fiberarts, American Craft, the Surface Design Journal, the academic text, The Culture of Knitting and is profiled in the book, Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists.  Find her work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Goldstein Museum of Design and the Kamm Collection as well as private collections. But you FiberCamp veterans may remember her as the spirit behind “Something’s Fishy,” the group public art project that waved through winter outside the Arsenal, long after FiberCamp ended.

So set your Calendars for May 14, 7 pm.  As always, exact location will be confirmed, but at this point, we think it’s the Stata Center again.

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