Monday, July 25, 2011

Innovations in Textiles

Hello. I want to share with you about a series of textile events coming up soon. Innovations in Textiles is a biennial textile event held in the St. Louis metro area which includes Alton and Edwardsville in Illinois. "Innovations '11 events run from late August to October and feature contemporary fiber art at more than eighteen venues - from St. Charles, MO to Edwardsville, IL. It will showcase what’s new in contemporary fiber art. This collaboration of galleries, non-profits and private arts organizations will feature displays of textile arts, plus lectures, fiber workshops and other programs. It is not to be missed!
Innovations 2011 will focus on a wide range of materials and techniques: soft yarns woven into
tapestries, shaped and dyed shibori wearables, paper stitched with horse hair, fusions of glass
and fiber, sculpture, collage, quilts whose colors rival the palettes of the Old Masters and more."

September 17 - Keynote Speaker: Marci Rae McDade, Former Editor of Fiberarts Magazine, followed by the bus tour, which includes lunch, to the following galleries for artist/curator talks: Missouri History Museum, Third Degree Glass, Duane Reed Gallery, Craft Alliance University City and Grand Center, The Sheldon Art Galleries, Art Saint Louis, Gya Gallery, Norton’s Fine Art Framing & Gallery, Saint Louis Artists’ Guild, University City Library Gallery, and the Regional Arts Commission Gallery.

October 10 - Outlying Bus Tour (including lunch) to: Regional Arts Commission Gallery, Maryville University/MoFA Show, Chesterfield Arts, Crossroads Art Studios, Foundry Art Centre, Florissant Valley, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL, and the Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Participating organizations include:
Art St. Louis: Fiber Focus 2011: Sept. 6- Oct. 13, 2011; 555 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO.
Opening Reception & Awards: Friday September 16, 2011
Craft Alliance (The Delmar Loop Gallery): Nnenna Okore: Aug. 26 – Oct. 30, 2011; 6640 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO; Phone: 314-725-1177; Opening concurrently in the Charak Gallery: Jim Hay.
Craft Alliance (Gallery, in the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center): Guerra De La Paz: Sept.16, 2011 - January 2012 (TBA); 501 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO. Phone: 314-534-7528,
The Foundry Art Centre: Quilt National 2011: The 17th Biennial International Juried Traveling Exhibition, 100 Clark Street, St. Charles, MO. Phone: 636-255-0270
The Gallery at University City Library: It Figures: Two person show with Deann Rubin and Betty Shew. Medium: Handwoven tapestry and molded paper, September 2011. Contact: Lexine, or Deann,
Gya Gallery: Yeyo Arts Collective, 2700 Locust, St. Louis, MO;
Jacoby Arts Center: Reaping and Sewing (Collaboration). Artists: Erin Cork, Nina Ganci, Laura Strand, Jo Stealey, Erin Vigneau Dimick and Patricia Vivod, curator. August 26-Oct 2, 2011; Opening Reception: Aug. 26th 5-8 pm; 627 East Broadway, Alton, IL; Phone: 618-462-5222.
Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA): Speaking of Fibers: Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Sept. 28 - Oct. 31, 2011; Reception on Oct 6th; Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO.,
Missouri History Museum: Woven in Time: Sept. 12, 2011 - Aug. 12, 2012. Woven in Time
commemorates the 85th anniversary of the St. Louis Weavers’ Guild. The exhibit will feature pieces by early chapter members and new works by current members; 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO
Norton’s Fine Art & Framing: No Limitations: A Mixed Media Fiber Show, Sep 16 - Oct 15, 2011, Artist: Suzanne Galli Koenen. 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd, ST. Louis, MO
St. Louis Artists’ Guild: Hecho a Mano: Illustrations on Life: Sept. 4 – Oct. 28, 2011, Two Oak Knoll Park St. Louis, MO; Phone: 314-727-6266
Third Degree Glass Factory: Reflections: ArtFiber Saint Louis, An Exhibit of Art Quilts, Sculptural Works and Stitched Constructions; Sept. 16 – Oct. 18, 2011, 5200 Delmar Blvd., (between Union and Kingshighway) St. Louis, MO Phone: 314-367-4527,
Women’s Caucus for the Art: Beyond the Stitch, Sept. 8 - Oct. 6, 2011; Reception on Sept. 9th; Crossroads Art Gallery and Studios, 501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO
Additional Venues with shows: Chesterfield Arts, Duane Reed Gallery, Main Street Gallery in Edwardsville, IL, Regional Arts Commission (RAC), SLCC-Florissant Valley Art Gallery, and The Sheldon Art Galleries.


Pat Vivod said...

Thanks so much for posting this full description and exhibit list for Innovations. You beat me to it! Hope we get to meet during some of the events.

I'd like to add to the info about Quilt National. To my knowledge the exhibit at the Foundry in St. Charles that opens Oct 2 is the only place in the country where you can see ALL of the Quilt National pieces outside of the Dairy Barn in Ohio, site of the original display. Other QN exhibits usually split the collection.

Congratulations on having work at the MOFA exhibit at Maryville U. I look forward to seeing it. Hope you can visit my collaboration exhibit at Jacoby Arts Center in Alton and/or Fiber Focus the juried show at Art Saint Louis.

kathy said...

Hi Pat, thanks for your additional comments. At this point, I am preparing for a solo exhibit to hang in October in New Harmony, IN and only plan on being in the St. Louis area for one day. I will be at the MoFA reception on the 6th. I would dearly LOVE to spend lots of time and see more of the exhibits, but it is not going to work out for me this time. I do plan on seeing QN also at the Foundry while I am there.