World Threads III pays homage to global fiber arts at TACtile Textile Arts Center
Earlier this month, I went to TACtile to capture the World Threads exhibit in photographs. Luckily, our intern from CSU, Kelly Phillips was there to assist me in taking the photos. These three images below capture just some of the beauty of the textile arts represented in the show. Our global talks on Saturday, May 26, feature:
11 am :: Cyndi Maupin, Entwined Artistry
2pm :: Maryanne Wise, Guatemala Rugs
Our exhibit closes at 5:00 on Saturday, the last day of World Threads III.
Featured in Westword, Susan Froyd wrote, One of TACtile Textile Arts Center’s most colorful exhibits is back: World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions, featuring — as in the past — a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show — to sustain traditional arts while supporting women artisans living in poverty and sometimes dire conditions.
This year’s show includes handcrafts — jewelry, weavings, baskets, embroidery, clothing and more — from sixteen nonprofit humanitarian groups working with artisans from Africa, Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Peru, Guatemala, and other countries.
TACtile, led by director and 2012 Westword MasterMind Dianne Denholm, is also serving up an ongoing series of Global Talks by the various vendors on Saturdays for the duration of the show, which ends May 26.
photos by Carol Naff
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