Interconnections: Tapestry Weavers West
November 14, 2011 - February 3, 2012
Reception: Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5 – 7 pm
220 Montgomery Street (at Bush)
San Francisco, CA 94104
of Artsource Consulting and Deborah Corsini
from submissions by Tapestry Weavers West members.
Collecting California is our first exhibition featuring quilts and textiles drawn from the museum's permanent collection by contemporary California artists. It features recent acquisitions - gifts from both artists and collectors - and showcases the rich variety, legacy, and continued evolution of the California fiber art movement.
Included in the exhibition is a selection of work by local artists Sonya Lee Barrington, Cathy Bolding, Marian Clayden, Susan Else, Linda Gass, Sheila O'Hara, Therese May, and Joan Schulze. Artists from other parts of the state are Marlene Bloomberg, Charlotte Patera, Michael F. Rohde and Louise Schiele. Vintage pieces on exhibit are quilted works by Lucy Hilty, Jean Ray Laury, and Yvonne Porcella, and Ed Rossbach’s classic hand manipulated twinning, as well as a basket by the long time collaborators Lillian Elliott and Pat Hickman.
This exhibition focuses on an important aspect of our collecting mission – to honor and support local fiber artists and art history by documenting and preserving California’s textile art for the future.
This exhibition will be installed in the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, Three World Financial Center, 220 Vesey St. (entrances on Vesey and West Sts.), in lower Manhattan, New York City.
CROSSING LINES: THE MANY FACES OF FIBER will be open to the public for 11 weeks: Dec. 6, 2011, through Feb. 19, 2012. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 12–4 pm (closed Monday).