Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Mint Museum Uptown
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. | FREE
Weave together a wonderful evening – enjoy fiber art demonstrations, a gallery tour, a lecture, and the Woven Word.
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fiber Arts Demonstrations in Atrium 6:00 p.m. Curator’s Tour: Sheila Hicks: 50 Years with Annie Carlano, Director of Craft + Design 7:00 p.m. Presentation by Textile Artist Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta, Georgia (jonericriis-studio.com)
8:00 p.m. Woven Word Poetry Performance with Kirsten Hemmy, Interdisciplinary Studies Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
About Jon Eric Riis
Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis has perhaps more than any other artist taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art. Often imbuing his subject matter with highly critical social and cultural ideas, Riis’ provocative art is as important for its content as it is for its stunning execution and unmatched technical prowess. Jon Eric Riis creates extraordinary works of woven silk and metallic thread with textured undulating surfaces of hand-stitched pearls, coral and glass beads. The meticulous works are supremely crafted, astonishing in visual effect and profound in concept. ___________________________________________
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts 500 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, NC 28202 704.337.2000 | mintmuseum.org
Sheila Hicks: 50 Years was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art. Image: © Sheila Hicks (b. 1934).
Image: Bamian (Banyan) (1968/2001), wool, wool twisted with acrylic, forty-seven cords at 102 3/8 x 102 3/8 inches. Private collection. Photograph © Bastiaan van den Berg The Mint Museum is funded, in part, with operating support by the Arts & Science Council.