Upcoming Events

 

Friends of Textiles Lecture Series

Gallery Tour by Curator Bev Gibson

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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!

  Portrait of Bev Gibson and Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela

Join us for an insider’s tour of Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence! Curator Bev Gibson is the co-founder of the Ubuhle Beads artist collective. What started as a humble project, using traditional skills to create independence and economic opportunities for rural artists, has become an international movement in contemporary art highlighted by Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post and many others. By being recognized as international artists, these women have challenged the traditional perception of rural women and showcased them as the dignified, gifted, dedicated artists that they are.  Gibson’s talk will highlight her unique relationship with the artists, their work, and community.  

Image: Zanele Muhloli, Bev Gibson and Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela, April 2013. © Zanele Muhloli / Ubuhle Artists.


 

Workshops

Kids' Beaded Sea Life Playshop with Stephanie Murphy

Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries & Mezzanine
For ages 9–14
Cost: $5, Pre-registration required by January 31.

Register HERE!

 

Join embroiderer Stephanie Murphy of The Indian River Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America for a playshop that’s just for kids!

After a guided tour of the galleries, bring your inspiration to the workshop where you will learn basic beading techniques as you create an embroidered wall hanging. You will leave with a completed project ready for hanging along with an instruction sheet for future reference. Multiple designs available. Suitable for beginners. All materials and tools provided. Please register by Friday, January 31.

 

Bead Embroidery Workshop with Stephanie Murphy

Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries & Mezzanine
For Adults
Cost: $20 FOT Members, $25 General Public
Workshop is FULL!

Register for wait list HERE!

 

Join embroiderer Stephanie Murphy of The Indian River Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America for a workshop for adults!

You will learn basic beading techniques as you create an embroidered piece suitable for framing. Instruction will focus on attaching beads individually and attaching multiple beads using backstitch and couching, attaching a button and other interesting shapes to the fabric, and embellishing around them using the embroidery.  Suitable for beginners. All materials and tools provided. Multiple designs available (image for reference only). Please register by Friday, January 31.


 

Special Events

Yoga in the Galleries

Thursdays, Feb. 13- April 23, 2020
4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Ruth Funk Center Galleries

Kundalini Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice incorporating movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. The class will also include a gong relaxation. 

This donation based class is opened to all levels. Please bring a mat and a water bottle.

 

Beading Demos

Thursdays, Feb. 13- April 23, 2020
10 a.m.-12 p.m. (2/13, 2/27, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (2/20, 3/5, 3/19,4/2, 4/16)
Ruth Funk Center Mezzanine

Throughout the exhibit local embroidery artists from The Indian River Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America will be onsite demonstrating a variety of beading techniques.
 

 

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