May 25, 26, 28
On May 23rd, The White House has released new information about the National Endowment of the Arts.
The arts need you now more than ever.
Artist in Residence, Laurie Shapiro, will have Open Studios until Sunday, June 25th in SJMQT’s Maker Space. Ask Laurie about what inspires her work, her artistic processes and techniques, and the materials she uses. Watch her work, participate in her group pieces, and learn about the life of a working, professional artist.
This is a stimulating, interactive way to learn about fiber art and the day-to-day work of a fiber artist. Walk through the “Before Your Born” installation (right) and interpret it for yourself. Make sure to discuss it with Laurie. Open Studios will be every Thursday & Friday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM until June 25, 2017.
In addition to the "Before You Were Born" Dance the First Friday in June will have TWO free:
Mycelium Chandalier Grow Workshops
June 2, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM
Ticketed events this summer. Reserve your spot in now
These will fill up fast.
june 18, 11:30 AM-1:40 PM
Join Artist in Residence, Laurie Shapiro on Sunday, June 18, 2017 for a Gallery Walk-through and Screen Printing workshop. There are 15 spots available for this workshop. Nine seats available as of May 22.
Learn how Shapiro incorporates screen printing techniques into her mixed media paintings and installations. This hands-on workshop will discuss the basics of screen printing on fabric and paper. Materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own fabric or paper to print on, as well.
Experience level: Beginner, ages 8 to adult
11:30 AM- Talk and Maker Space Gallery Walk-through with Laurie Shapiro
12:10 PM to 1:40 PM Screen-printing workshop in the Maker Space Studio
Fee: $15.00 for Members, $20.00 for Non-Members
Available spots: 9
Click here for the Facebook event page.
July 30, 2 PM- 3 PM
Lecture and Q & A: “International Quilt Trends”. 75 spots available only.
45 minute talk and presentation and 15 minute Q&A
Luana Rubin is the co-owner of eQuilter.com, and has worked as a designer in the quilt, textile and garment industries since 1980. Take a trip around the world with over 200 quilt images featuring trends in contemporary quilt-making. See how quilters in different countries use their own culture as inspiration for unique works of art, and how the minimalism of Modern Quilting is progressing as a design trend. Color trends and techniques will be discussed, in this review of quilt art trends over the last year.
Luana is also licensed designer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, was a Bernina Fashion Show designer, and is a Bernina Ambassador.
A bit more about Luana Rubin:
Luana won the Michael Kile Award in 2008 – a lifetime achievement award from the quilting industry. She is also a chairholder in Color Marketing Group, the premier international color forecasting association. An avid photographer, Luana leads tours around the world, and has traveled to 40 countries. eQuilter donates 2% of sales to charity, and they have raised $1.4 million for a variety of organizations. Over 12,000 donated comfort quilts have been received at eQuilter, and distributed around the world for disaster relief, orphans, and medical patients.
Her 2016 quilt “Rocky Mountain Poison” was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland, and an Embassy exhibit in Rome. Her Apollo Astronaut-themed quilt was chosen to be exhibited at the Johnson Space Center /NASA in early 2017. Her portrait quilt of Rosalynn Carter will be in the “HerStory” exhibit later this year.