News & Notes from Cameron

Presenting Our Identities - March 2019

A highlight in March was a collaborative educators' workshop at the UCLA Fowler Museum.  In the morning curator Johanna Barkmann explored identity as expressed in the textiles of Borneo, and in the afternoon we created items of adornment that expressed our own individual identities.  Or as described by the Fowler " the interdisciplinary and multicultural connections between visual arts and the presentation of self." A great way to spend a rainy Saturday! 

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Weaving with Mohawk Group - January 2109

A fun evening in downtown Los Angeles capped off the month of January. We taught 35 architects and designers

how to weave in an event hosted by Mohawk Group, a domestic carpet manufacturer. A big shout-out to Royce Epstein

and Valary Bral from Mohawk as well as to my wonderful weaving helpers, Warren Aldrich and Nina Berson! 

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Textile Finds in Mexico City - December 2018

 Our recent family trip to Mexico City included some enthusiastic “textile tourism.” We purchased beautiful Oaxacan textiles at Remigio  (shown below) and discovered Carla Fernandez, Fabrica Social and Casilda Mut -  three clothing designers who create contemporary fashion working with traditional artisans. Plus mmpascual -  two very inventive designers using textile components in their jewelry.  So inspiring to see creative interpretations that respect and build upon traditional techniques! 

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Material and Meaning - November 2018

November was the debut of my new lecture Anni Albers: Life and Legacy - the culmination of months of incredibly rewarding research. A deep dive into books, articles and archival photos was inspirational, and I look forward to sharing the lecture with others in the months to come. Another source of inspiration was a seminar with ARTSgarage educators as we explored Women's Woven Voices with founder Brecia Kralovic-Logan. You are invited to participate in her international collaborative arts project that promotes the empowerment of women - read all about it HERE. 

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Anni Albers@Tate Modern - October 2018

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A visit to the Tate Modern in London to experience an exceptional retrospective of the work of Anni Albers was exciting beyond measure. Plus I was able to meet with one of the curators, Priyesh Mistry, who was generous to share his insights. All this just in time to put the finishing touches on my lecture "Anni Albers: Life and Legacy" which debuts on November 17 at the Southern California Handweavers Guild. Hope to see you there!