Upcoming Events

 

Friends of Textiles Lecture Series

Gallery Tour
by Exhibit Co-Curator Dr. Jo Stealey, University of Missouri




Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries
$10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and Florida Tech faculty, staff and students
REGISTER HERE!

Jo Stealey, PhD, is Professor of Art, chair of the Art Department and the Middlebush Chair for Arts & Humanities at the University of Missouri. She has lectured on the contemporary basket movement at national and international conferences as well as curated many textile and basketry exhibitions. She is recognized nationally for her own sculptural basket work and her work is included in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian. She has served as a board member for the National Basketry Organization (NBO) and regularly contributes articles on American basketry for the NBO Quarterly Review Magazine.

Image: Feather Basket, Central California (possibly Yokuts), ca. 1890. Sumac, devil’s claw, wool, quail feathers, coiling. Photography by Joe Johnson.

“Remembrance and Resistance: Historical Encounters in the Baskets of Contemporary Native American Women Artists” by Dr. Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri

Contemporary Baskets by Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee)

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, Evans Library (2nd Floor)
$10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and Florida Tech faculty, staff and students
REGISTER HERE!

Artists Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco), Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), and Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/Micmac) address Native- and European-American encounters in their contemporary baskets. Weaving modern media, including 16 mm film and digital photographs, into traditional forms with time-honored techniques, these women present viewers with the historical documents that authorized colonization and the stereotypical images that continue to shape popular perceptions of Native life. In doing so, they create new encounters between past and present – as well as between indigenous and non-Native peoples – that underscore the union of remembrance and resistance.

Kristin Schwain is Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri. Her recent research seeks to complicate the story of American modernism by examining the roles played by religion, race, region, and consumption in the production, display, and reception of American visual and material culture.

Image: Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, b. 1957), They Were Called Kings, 2013. Watercolor paper, archival inks, acrylic paint; plaiting.  Photography by Joe Johnson.


Spinning and Weaving Week
Basket Weaving Demos



October 8-12, 2019
Ruth Funk Center Mezzanine

Throughout national Spinning & Weaving Week local basket weavers will be onsite during regular business hours demonstrating a variety of weaving techniques.

 

Workshops


Woven Holiday Ornament Workshop
with Dean Brown


Monday, October 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries & Mezzanine
For Adults
Cost: $20 FOT Members, $25 General Public
Pre-registration required

Join basket weaver Dean Brown for a fun workshop for adults.

You will learn the basics of basket weaving as you create a holiday ornament.  Dean will give you an overview of weaving materials and guide you through basic techniques. Several design options will be available. Each participant will leave with a completed ornament along with an instruction sheet for future reference.  Suitable for beginners. All materials and tools provided.

Register online by Friday, September 27.
For more information contact textiles@fit.edu or (321)674-8313.

 

Kids' Woven Ornament Playshop
with Dean Brown

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries & Mezzanine
For ages 9–14
Cost: $5, Pre-registration required

Join basket weaver Dean Brown for a playshop just for kids.

After a guided tour of the galleries, bring your inspiration to the workshop where you will learn basic weaving techniques as you create a wonderful holiday decoration. You will leave with a completed ornament suitable for hanging along with an instruction sheet for future reference.  Suitable for beginners. All materials and tools provided.

Register online by Friday, October 18.
For more information contact textiles@fit.edu or (321)674-8313.


 

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