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Fiber Talks!

Join us for the following programs!

Sunday, August 30, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Fiber Talks: with Sherri Lynn Wood
It’s Daintytime!

Multimedia presentation of my journey, influences, and process as an artist, quilt maker, teacher, blogger, and "craft therapist." With a year’s worth of allowance I bought my first sewing machine when I was 11 years old. I’ve been sewing with devotion and attitude ever since!

Sherri Lynn Wood is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She is the recipient of the 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for over twenty years, and blogs about it at Daintytime.net. Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft 2011, 2006, 2001; QuiltCon 2015, 2013; and numerous modern and traditional quilt guilds across the country. Her first book, "The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters” will be available through STC Craft in March 2015.

$20 Members/$40 Non-members/$25 Seniors and Students
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Sunday, November 1, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Fiber Talks: with Flo Wong
Beads, Sequins, and Rice Sacks etc: Portals to Visual Storytelling

Flo Oy Wong, artist, poet, and educator, is a Sunnyvale-based contemporary artist, poet, and educator. A three time recipient of the National Endowment Art Awards and a two-time recipient of the Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship Recipient Flo began her career at the age of forty. A founding member of the city of Sunnyvale's Art Commission and a former board member of the Arts Council Silicon Valley (now Silicon Valley Creates) Flo collaborates with diverse communities. In 2013, Marcus Shelby, an accomplished teacher, composer, arranger, and bassist, created a jazz opera, Gwah Gai, inspired by one of Flo's installations, the Baby Jack Rice Story. Using beads, sequins, rice sacks, and other materials Flo has created art exhibited in local, regional, national, and international shows. Images and writings of her work appears in multiple catalogs and other publications, including History As Art, Art as History, Routledge Press.

$20 Members/$40 Non-members/$25 Seniors and Students
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No Refunds, No Exchanges

 

These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.