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Mary White, Wisdom Wall 1992-2012 (series)
Reverse glass painting
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist

May 2 – July 5, 2015
Textile Conversations in Glass

Six accomplished glass artists exhibit work inspired by quilts and textiles from the museum’s collection, in conjunction with the 44th Annual Glass Art Society conference held June 5-7, 2015 in San Jose. Beyond the common thread of materiality, the artworks also address issues related to the environment and ecology.

Flag, 1960-1990
Origin unknown
Cotton, blends
Machine and hand pieced

July 11 – November 1, 2015
Guest Curated by Roderick Kiracofe

Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofe’s collection as well as pieces from Julie Silber, Eli Leon, and Marjorie Childress’ Collections. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes. Artists include Ben Venom, Luke Haynes, Joe Cunningham, Clay Lohmann, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Sarah Nishiura, Dana Hart Stone, among others.

Dress designed by Jill Pillot

July 11 – September 6, 2015
Recycled, Up-Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design: A Slow Fashion Movement

Fast fashion, while its economic value is powerful, pollutes the environment with toxic wastes as well as mountains of discarded clothing, and fosters unsafe and unethical manufacturing practices. This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny Carter, Jill Pillot, Angela Elsey, and Marirose Jelicich, and enjoy their unique creations.


These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

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