News & Notes from Cameron

Material Meaning - July 2019

After many many months of preparation, the show I curated opened at the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles on July 13. Several of the artists were at the opening and spoke about their work, and Brittany Wittman McLaughlin presented a workshop the morning of the opening. It was a great day! July2019-1

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Tactile Sensibility workshop with Brittany Wittman McLaughlin and her tactile notebook (with Matson + Palmer blanket)

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Leno Extravaganza - June 2019

An eager gathering of fiber folk assembled at ARTSgarage on June 30 to learn all about leno weaving (twisted warp threads)  taught by our locally based leno expert, Deanna Deeds. What a great day of backyard learning. 

 

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How String Changed the World - May 2019

Without a doubt, presenting the keynote lecture How String Changed the World to the Michigan League of Handweavers was a highlight of my month.  Ancient sandals, an Incan rope bridge, quipu, and a Roman slingshot were woven together with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and much more! It  was great fun to research and share with others.

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Gist Podcast - April 2019

A highlight for me this month was an interview with Sarah Resnick from Gist - where we have a wide-ranging conversation about weaving and the upcoming exhibit Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers. 

You can listen HERE. 

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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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