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Entries in Textile Art (3)


Faith Ringgold: A Storyteller…

Faith Ringgold - Street Story Quilt - 1985 - Acrylic, ink marker, dyed fabric, and sequins on canvas, sewn to quilted fabric - Overall: 90 x 144 in. (228.6 x 365.8 cm) - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (click photo for larger image)American artist Faith Ringgold (born 1930) is a multi-talented, multi-media artist, whose artistic practice has been broad and diverse. She is also an author and educator—who taught in public schools and was a professor at the University of California at San Diego.

Ringgold became famous for her innovative, quilted narratives, which express her political beliefs, and her deep concerns about racism and feminist issues. Perhaps ironically, the artist chose this form of narrative following an unsuccessful attempt to have her autobiography published.

Now eighty-six years old, Ringgold has received countless honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting and an NAACP Image Award. Her contributions as an artist and activist have finally been recognized, and her work continues to be exhibited in major museums around the world.

In Street Story Quilt, one stylized Harlem facade—a grid of fifteen windows—is depicted three times at different moments in a story that transpires over decades. Handwritten text fills panels above each window.” You can find a complete description of the work on MoMA’s website.


Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices in Textile Art

(click photos for larger images)Beginning January 18th and running through March 17th, The Palos Verdes Art Center will be presenting "Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices in Textile Art" - two extraordinary exhibitions featuring Fiber Art and Printmaking.

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Workshop in Textile Arts

Deborah Weir is a mixed media, contemporary textile artist who makes art quilts, embroideries and collage pieces for the wall.