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Fiber Talks!Quilts as Women's Shelter

Fiber Talks!

Join us for the following programs!

Sunday, January 17, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Marion Coleman: Stitches & Stories

Marion Coleman “Stitches & Stories” a lecture on storytelling in fiber that will include public art projects that have translations of fiber into other media.

$20 members
$40 non-members
$25 senior/student

To register and pay for this event, please contact Amanda Rawson at 408-971-0323 x16


Sunday, February 7, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Earth, Water, Fire and Air: Fiber and Poetry

With focus on the classical ideas of Earth's elements, four accomplished fiber artists – Sandra Poteet, Ann Sanderson, Lin Schiffner and Gail Sims – and four exceptionally talented poets – Sally Ashton, Jennifer Swanton Brown, Pathenia M. Hicks, and Persis Karim – have created an exhibition that promises to be a unique opportunitey to view melded work of different art forms. Sixteen fiber works are the roots of inspiration for 16 ekphrastic poems created specially for this exhibit. Together these eight women have create a beautiful exploration of ancient fundamentals in texture, color and words.

Don't miss the chance to meet these eight women artists, view the fiber pieces and hear the poets read their beautiful words inspired by it.


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.