News & Notes from Cameron

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! 




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


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! 

A Matter of Time - September 2018


A Matter of Time opened September 17  at the Founders Hall Art Gallery at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, CA. This exhibit of work by members of California Fibers was juried by Emily Zaiden, Director of the Craft in America Center. The gallery holds eight thousand square feet of exceptional work, and will be on view through January 7, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. This group photo was taken at the opening - I am so fortunate to be a member of this group of talented and supportive artists! 

Crafting Memory - August 2018


 photo: Blair Clark, from the exhibit Crafting Memory at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While in Santa Fe, I discovered this Peruvian chullo hat made entirely of strips of reclaimed plastic trash, accompanied by a short video that provided the background narrative to this impressive work. This installation is part of the exhibit Crafting Memory: the Art of Community in Peru. The exhibit visits a series of contemporary folk artists in Peru and places their work within a larger framework of Peruvian history and social change. A thought provoking and powerful show - kudos to curator Amy Groleau and her staff!