By Champaign, Ill Artist LAURA TANNER
EXHIBITION OF MIXED MEDIA OPENING: MAR 2, 5-7PM, LIVING ARTSPACE NORTH GALLERY
Ms. Tanner explores the contemporary possibilities for the practice of quilt making from Rives BFK paper, ink, cotton thread, latex paint, sewing needles, contact paper and mylar. The work deals with the disintegration that comes with the progression of time. , Exhibit continues through Mar 24. RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP: Public Lecture with ArtCore Students and the General Public on Creating Installation Artworks on Wed, Feb 29, 5-7pm at Living ArtSpace.
Try out Nancy Eha’s free beading tutorial at http://www.beadcreative.com/FreeBeadingLessons.htm
Hooray! We have snow and that means snow dyeing. Quickly before it melts gather up some snow. I got mine from the hood and windshield of the car. Soak some cotton or other plant based fabric in some soda ash water for about 10 minutes. Fold or scrunch the fabric into a container deep enough for the fabric and snow. Sprinkle with Procion MX dye powder and wait for about 24 hours or just until the snow melts. Wash out the excess dye and you will find a beautiful piece of fabric. Try it.
Many members of FAO are exhibiting in this juried show. Join us for the opening/juror lecture on Sunday, 2/12/12 at 1:00 p.m. The show runs through March 25, 2012
Tulsa International Mayfest is seeking entries from Tulsa area artists to participate in the Mayfest Green Gallery: “Metamorphosis.” This year’s gallery seeks innovative and exciting art and craft that has been transformed from everyday, recognizable reused, repurposed and recycled materials. Submissions are due on April 30, 2012. More information available at email@example.com.
At the July 2011 meeting of the Tulsa Chapter, the guest speaker was Jo Wimer, costume designer for the Tulsa Ballet. Jo covered her lengthy history of costuming for the stage, including the ballet. She brought costumes from several theater productions to show and answered many questions about the technical aspects of construction for dance.
You are cordially invited to the 30th Annual Hands-On Art Sale
Dates: Friday, Nov. 19 — 5-9pm
Saturday, Nov. 20 — 10am-4pm
Place: 915 NW 17th
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
To view our invitation, go to
It has a great slideshow of some of our work.
Hope to see you there,
Sue Moss Sullivan
Many of us dream of finding our “nitch” doing something that we love to do and that we’re really good at. For our October program, we’re very fortunate to have Lisa Sorrell, who seems to have stumbled unexpectedly into just such a life. Her custom-designed boots, crafted in her shop in Guthrie, have won numerous awards and grace the feet of celebrities. In addition to being featured in numerous publications, her unique work has been featured in numerous exhibits, including the Craft in America exhibit at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center two years ago. Lisa will tell us her unlikely story and show us how she works her special magic on leather. She will also bring tools and materials, so that some of us will have an opportunity to try some of her techniques.
Date: October 14, 2010
Location: Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, Oklahoma City, OK
VISITORS ARE WELCOME!!!
Andean Dreamers: Pre-Columbian Inca Textiles
September 3 – October 24, 2010
Lecture and Reception: 7:00 pm, October 8
Andean Weaving: A Binding of Culture and Craft
by Henry Moy,
Director of the Museum of the Red River
Textiles played an important role in Andean society. Textile arts were extremely labor intensive and required extraordinary skill. A single tunic might be made from 6 to 9 miles of different colored thread. Textiles were valued more than gold or silver, and signified the wearer’s high social status and political power. The Incas gave textiles as the highest form of tribute. Sacred fabrics were also for important persons who were buried and wrapped in elaborately woven and embroidered mummy bundles and were meant to accompany the wearer to the next world. Textiles, from their fragile nature, are often not available for examination and study. This rare look at such fragile and delicate materials opens up a door to the Andean society that most people do not have the chance to see.