Working with University of North Texas fiber’s students and UNT artist / teacher, Lesli Robertson, Greenmeme designed and produced a canopy and seating area from repurposed nautical rope previously used in a public sculpture in Long Beach, CA. Titled "Knotty Nest", this MAP 2013 project includes a permanent seating and a shade canopy out of repurposed materials from a public art piece in Long Beach, California for the new Natural Dye Garden at UNT. The idea for this piece evolved after several conversation between Janeil Engelstad / MAP and Lesli Robertson at UNT. Titled "Knotty Nest" this a collaborative, participatory project developed for the greater Denton community.
The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein Public Artist Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-7 p.m., Jones Auditorium, Ragsdale Center Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery, ARTS Building
In a multi-media exhibition, the artist visually and viscerally answers the questions: Can Wonder Woman Cra-ac-ck Gender Stereotypes?—Are we in the midst of a Gender Revolution?—Are there new definitions for masculinities and femininities in today’s culture and do they see Parity/Protection/Peace as a goal? Artist-activist Linda Stein will bring The Fluidity of Gender to our campus with a talk (6pm) about BRAVERY, which includes scenes from when Stein was duped into being in the movie Borat and also scenes from 30 Rock and Grand Theft Auto. A reception (7-8:30pm) in the Fine Arts Gallery will include a performance by St Edward's students. Invite your family and friends! www.LindaStein.com
Improvisational Screen Printing with Ruthie Powers
Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 2:00
Mockingbird Domestics, 2151 South Lamar in Austin
SDA member Ruthie Powers will demonstrate printing with silk screens and thickened dyes on textiles. She enjoys improvising and thinking on her feet as she creates beautiful colored dye patterns on silk and cotton. Among the tools in her bag of tricks is her collection of bold geometric rubber stamps that she uses with the screens. The stamps from her Next Signal Designs collection will be available for sale during the demo.
Ruthie Powers is one of Mockingbird Domestics’ artists. Her contemporary prints on paper are available in the store.
This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 27th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.
Judy Gordon is an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas. She is Chair of the Craft Emergency Releif Fund (CERF+) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Campaign for CERF's Future. In 1985, she co-founded the American Craft Exposition, an annual juried craft show held in Evanston, Illinois. She has served on the American Craft Council Board of Trustees and held several executive committee positions, including Chair of the Show Committee and has served on several juries including CraftNY and ACE. Since moving to Austin in 1999, she has served as Advisor and Chair of Friends of the Art of the Pot, an annual pottery studio tour, on the Board of Advisors of the Austin Museum of Art, and she is a docent emeritas at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas. She has a BSS (Bachelor of Science in Speech) degree from Northwestern University and is a former Creative Dramatics teacher.