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jack lenor larsen Hisako Sekijima: FiberArts Magazine

http://www.fiberarts.com/article_archive/
profiles/hisakosekijima.asp
Marian Bijlenga Marian Bijlenga: FiberArts Magazine

http://www.fiberarts.com/article_archive/profiles
/marianbijlenga.asp
Ed Rossbach

Ed Rossbach: FiberArts Magazine

http://www.fiberarts.com/article_archive
/profiles/edrossbach.asp

Lenore Tawney Lenore Tawney: American Craft Magazine

http://www.americancraftmag.org/article.php?id=1151

Lenore Tawney: FiberArts Magazine

http://www.fiberarts.com/back_issues/
11_07/Lenore_Tawney.pdf

photo by Aaron Siskind (LT in Chicago studio, 1957)
Ethel Stein

Ethel Stein: American Craft Magazine

http://www.americancraftmag.org/blog-post.php?id=7237

VICTORIA & ALBERT CRAFTS MAKERS INTERVIEW: Dail Behennah
The V&A is the UK's premier contemporary crafts showcase for both British and International audiences. The V&A website includes interviews with craft artists including Dail Behennah. Behennah began working as a contemporary basketmaker in 1990, making constructed rather than woven, sculptural objects. In this brief interview, she explains something about the origins of her work.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/
contemporary/crafts/craft_
interviews/
behennah/index.html
Dail Behennah
Dail Behennah
42db BLACK & WHITE WILLOW BOWL
black willow, white willow, bamboo dowels, 8.5" x 17" x 17", 2005, $3,200

SMITHSONIAN ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART
The Smithsonian Archives of American Art, has collected hundreds of interviews with artists. Some are available online, others can be obtained in hard copy, by contacting the Archives’ reference staff.

Go to http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections
/oralhistories/index.cfm/
search_letter/null/

for a complete list, including interviews with:
Anni Albers
Dorothy Gill Barnes
Sheila Hicks
Norma Minkowitz
Kay Sekimachi
Lenore Tawney
Claire Zeisler
lenore tawney
Lenore Tawney
54t SONG OF THE LEAF BIRD
mixed-media assemblage, 17.5" x 6.25" x 6", 1995, $14,000

BANCROFT LIBRARY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The Bancroft Library at the University of California,
Berkeley, has an Oral History Project of Interviews on
Fiber Arts in the Bay Area at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/
collections/subjectarea/
artslit/fiberarts.html
two of these can be viewed online.

Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926),
The Weaver's Weaver: Explorations in Multiple Layers
and Three-Dimensional Fiber Art, 1996, 154 pp. (available online).
Bob Stocksdale (b. 1913),
Pioneer Wood-Lathe Artist, and Master Creator of Bowls
from Fine and Rare Woods, 1998, 164 pp. (available online).
Katherine Westphal (b. 1919)
Artist and Professor, 1988, 190 pp.
Charles Edmund Rossbach (b. 1914)
Artist, Mentor, Professor, Writer, 1987, 156 pp.
Gyöngy Laky (b. 1944)
Fiber artist. (In process)
Lillian Wolock Elliott (1930-1994)
Artist, Instructor, and Innovator in Fiber Arts
, 1992, 215 pp.
katherine westphal


Katherine Westphal
35w CHUTO-HAUPA, paper and linen, 57" x 57", 1983
$5,000
jack lenor larsen LARSEN: a living archive
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
http://www.artsmia.org/larsen/intro/index.cfm
LARSEN: a living archive was created in conjunction with the exhibition Jack Lenor Larsen: The Company and The Cloth at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It provides a look into a growing database that will eventually represent the Institute's entire Larsen collection. The archive can be viewed by decade, by theme (such as batik or fashion fabrics) or as a comprehensive list of fabrics.
Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project - Mary Merkel-Hess

The Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project features two short clips of Mary Merkel-Hess
, discussing the influence of Iowa on her work, spiritual aspects of her art and how her work has been influenced by the Iowa landscape.
Find the clips at: http://www.lucidplanet.com/iwa/ArtistPages/merkelhessm.htm under "making art in Iowa", "art & spirituality," and images of Mary's work on her page under "artists
merkel-hess
176mm DUNES
Mary Merkel-Hess
gampi paper
, 38" x 29.5" x 3.25"; 18.25" x 59", 2008
$3,8OO
Interview: Nhien Nguyen Talks To Jiro Yonezawa
Helena Hermarck weaving Tabula Rasa Commission for Purdue University

">Tabula Rasa, a large-scale tapestry by Helena Hernmarck, commissioned for Purdue University in 2009, in progress at Alice Lund Textiles, Borlange, Sweden.

Lena Welker: Navigation Series at the North Dakota Museum of Art

Twelve years in the making, Lena McGrath Welker's Navigation series has been exhibited in two parts at the North Dakota Museum of Art in 2004 and 2010/11. The exhibition included carved alabaster, recently cast porcelain scrolls, handmade weavings, fabric collages, huge pastel and silver leaf paintings, stacks of glass, and on and on. To complete the Navigation series Welker learned to carve alabaster, added the making of soft-ground etchings to her repertoire of printmaking skills, and mastered historical bookbinding techniques including traditional Coptic, longstitch, tackets, accordion methods.

The exhibition included small stacks of incised glass tablets, vitrines filled with hand-dyed, indigo folios embellished with drawings and stitched imagery of what appear to be arcane maps. Floating above them were huge drawings incorporating Ptolemy’s diagrams, star measurements, constellations, abstract counting marks, the geometry of navigation systems, signs and symbols from Greek mathematical texts and scanned images of deep-sky nebulae.

Learn more about Navigation [chime] on our blog: http://arttextstyle.wordpress.com/ and watch a video clip of the artist discussing the Navigation series at: http://www.openmuseum.org/objet/show/1587?facet=4036.

GRETHE SØRENSON
http://www.grethesorensen.dk/DK/video/oof demo.html












At http://www.grethesorensen.dk/DK/video/oof demo.html, see a series of computer animations about Grethe Sorenson and her work.
KQED SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC TELEVISION - ADELA AKERS
In the spring of 2007, San Francisco's public television station, KQED, visited Adela Akers in Sonoma County in the converted apple warehouse that she ues as a studio. In the clip, the artist discusses her inspiration and the process by which she creates the works she makes of linen, foil and horsehair.
http://kqedrm.streamguys.us/ramgen/real.kqed/tv/productions/spark/artists-orgs/adelaakers.rm

Adela Aers Red Passage Adela Akers Gold Passage
24aa RED PASSAGE
Adela Akers
linen, horsehair and metal
18" x 16", 2003
$2,600
25aa GOLD PASSAGE
Adela Akers
linen, horsehair and metal
18" x 16", 2004
$2,600

In July 2007. Dani Marti talked about his work on ABC Australia's Sunday Arts program:

Dani Marti Video Dani Marti: In July 2007

Dani Marti talked about his work on ABC Australia's Sunday Arts program:

http://browngrotta.com/Media/abc.marti.mov

The Green IssueNew York Times Magazine
April 20, 2008
Lettering by Gyöngy Laky
THE GREEN ISSUE: Some Bold Steps to Make Your Carbon Footprint Smaller
pages 45-75

TO SEE MORE LETTERS AND AND A VIDEO INTERVIEW
WITH LAKY ON THE NEW YORK TIMES SITE, click here.
Gyöngy Laky

Hear Gyöngy Laky discuss her work Collateral Damage at SOFA Chicago 2006:http://www.sofaexpo.com/NY/2007/artist.htm
wood book
Gyöngy Laky
97L Globalization IV: Collateral Damage

Dawn MAcNutt Caring Dawn MacNutt

In a video by Bruce Murray, Dawn MacNutt discusses Caring, the bronze sculpture she created for the 100th Anniversary of Children's Hospitals in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
http://www.dawnmacnutt.com/about.php

photo courtesy of Peter Barss and Bruce Murray
carolina yrarrazaval video Carolina Yrarrazaval

http://www.yrarrazaval.com/home.html

Textiles of Carolina Yrarrazaval
Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile, 2003
Text by Sheila hicks
carolina yrarrazaval video

Anda Klancic

A report on The Power of Thread: Modern Slovenian Textile Art exhibit at the Alsace Textile Museum in Hussern-Wesserling, France on the Slovenian television program Arts 360°. The segment runs from 10:15 minutes to 12:55 minutes in the program. In French and Slovenian.

http://tvslo.si/predvajaj/ars360/ava2.73656406

Hear Sue Lawty discuss contemporary textiles at the V&A at:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/podcasts/monthly/VAmonthly-03-10July2006.mp3
(Fair warning: There is a discussion of Che Guevera on the podcast first.)
sue lawty
2sl Detail TERRA

museum of
The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon has hosted a series of provocative lectures that can be accessed online at http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/programs_podcasts.php, including lectures by Garth Clark, Glenn Adamson, Vicki Halper and Anne Wilson.
Gyøngy Laky - Smithsonian Archives of American Art
laky scrapbook
[Scrapbook], 1977-1981 / Gyongy Laky. 44 p. : b&w and col. ; 31 x 40 cm. Gyongy Laky papers, 1912-2007. Archives of American Art.
Biographical information, correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, works of art and a video regarding Gyongy Laky's career as a textile artist and educator in California are part of the collection of Laky's papers at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Writings by Laky include a diary from her year in India (1971-1972); photographs of Laky, her family, friends, and works of art. Correspondents include Jerome Carlin, Mija Riedel, Mariana Covington, Sally Lilienthal and Jack Lenor Larsen, Barbara Boxer, Patsy Keene and Jackie Speier. Also included are the papers of Laky's mother, portrait painter and landscape artist, Zyta Laky. For more information see: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/collection/lakygyon.htm
Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale - Smithsonian Archives of American Art
kay report card
The Smithsonian Archives of American Art also contain fascinating items from the lives of Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale. Selected items can be viewed online including Kay's drawings from the 40s of the Tanforan relocation center for Persons of Japanese Ancestry and the grade card from her weaving class from Trude Guermonprez in 1955 (an "A," of course). http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/searchimages/images.cfm/filter_type/Collection/filter_key/11112

 

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