Adults, Late Nights, Museum School

Fiber Arts Round Robin (Featuring Tassel Jewelry, Stick Loom Weaving and Pom Poms)

Friday, August 04, 2017

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Artist Talk, Adult Classes

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Join us as we celebrate the exhibition Tangled: Fiber Art Now! with a special evening of Round Robin-style classes exploring fiber arts techniques. 

This trio of classes will explore and celebrate a variety of fiber arts. We’ll be taking on Stick Loom Weaving, Woven Jewelry, and Pom Poms & Tassels each and every hour. Sign up for one or sign up for all!

Go from one class to the next while enjoying a beverage, included in the ticket price. Not sure if you want to do them all? Sign up for the one you like best and if you like what you see, you can sign up for the others on the spot.

We'll also have a special artist talk on this exciting evening as well! Click here to learn more about this talk by exhbiting artists Rena Detrixhe and Megan Whitmarsh.

$15 per class or $35 for all three | Members: $10 per class or $25 for all three

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About the Exhibition: 

Featuring several contemporary artists who are redefining how we perceive fiber arts such as weaving, quilting and felting, Tangled  features sculptures, installations and performance works using fiber-based materials. It’s an eclectic mix highlighting our connections to nature, the richness and diversity of our culture, our body and our environment through artists who are revolutionizing the use of textiles and fiber.

Textile art, which encompasses embroidery, fiber art, knitting, crochet, and carpet design, has its roots in the invention of weaving some 27,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest forms of human technology. Now artists are using fiber art to both define and challenge current social/political issues such as gender, notions of family and women’s work as well as the experimentation of materials that may not necessarily be defined under the rubric of fiber such as bones, pearlized pins, recycled bags, and 3D fabrication.

Pairing established artists with emerging figures, Tangled explores new horizons being developed at this very moment in fiber art while redefining how we perceive this ancient art form.

Tangled: Fiber Art Now! is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Taubman Museum of Art Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections. This exhibition is on view August 5, 2017 through February 11, 2018, in the Medical Facilities of America Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery.