Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weaving: Art, Craft and Design Talk by Susan Sklarek

On Sunday, December 5th at 3:00pm Susan Sklarek will discuss the inter-relationship of art, craft and design within thewide range of applications for weaving. Examples of innovative contemporary work, both handmade and industrially produced, will be shown.

Susan Sklarek received an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. Since 1980, she has been teaching weaving and textile courses at RISD at both beginning and advanced levels, including the use of 8-harness floor looms as well as 24-harness computer-interfaced dobby looms, training her students as both artists and designers. She worked for 8 years as the in-house designer for Stanley Woolen Mills, which produced fancy woolen fabrics for mens and women's apparel. Other freelance projects include working with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation on the analysis and reproduction of Anni Albers' woven fabrics. In addition to design for industrial and hand production, her own work has also included woven illustrations for print, and 2- and 3-dimensional fine art pieces for exhibition. Her frequent travels to Japan have led to an extensiv collection and knowledge of Japanese textiles. Susan has also recently traveled to CEDIM Design Institute in Monterrey, Mexico, and to Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea, to teach and lecture as a Visiting Professor.

Come to the Hera Gallery, December 5th to enjoy the talk by Susan Sklarek!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanks to all who attended!

Thank you to all who attended the Eccentric Fusion show on Sunday night! Although it was a short show, there was a great turnout and all seemed to enjoy the verity it had to offer. Thanks again to the contributing artists. Here are some photos from Sunday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Open Mic Night

Here are some images from last months open mic night. This night features the work of local poets, musicians, writers, and more. It's held every third Thursday at Hera Gallery... Check it out!