News & Notes from Cameron

Gold Meets Red - December 2015

Two fabulous textile shows are currently on view in Southern California, Woven Gold at the Getty Center, and The Red that Colored the World at the Bowers.  Don't miss them if you are in the area -  lots of inspiration, history and interesting programs! 

 

Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
December 15, 2015 – May 1, 2016  at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA

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"The Sun King, Louis XIV of France, who reigned from 1643 to 1715, formed the greatest collection of tapestries in early modern Europe. Extraordinary resources of time, money, and talent were allocated to the creation of these works, which were meticulously woven by hand with wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped thread, after designs by the most esteemed artists."

 

 

There are several talks and a one day symposium related to the exhibit, plus many opportunities to experience how a tapestry is made in free drop-in classes in January, February and March with weaver and conservator Yadin Larochette! Read all the details HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Red that Colored the World

October 31, 2015 - February 21, 2016 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA

 

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"Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists' imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source to rival the best reds of nature, and to express the spirit, symbolism and sustenance of life. Their quest ended in the Aztec marketplace of 16th-century Mexico, where Spanish explorers encountered the American cochineal bug. ...the exhibition explores the history of cochineal and the seductive visual nature of red..."

Upcoming programs include The Glory of Red, a workshop that explores red as a catalyst for creativity, Cochineal in the History of Art, and botanical demonstrations with members of the Botanical Artists Guild. Read all the details HERE

 

More Than Just a Pretty Face - November 2015

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My beautiful new ARTSgarage website is more than just a pretty face – it now has CONTENT, with more on the way. I've just posted "Art of the Loom" a new series of workshops that begins with an introduction to weaving on a floor loom, and then explores different aspects of woven design - color, texture, fiber and pattern! Use of looms and all materials are included. Registration begins January 2, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Looms@ARTSgarage! - October 2015

This month I ordered looms to teach weaving at ARTSgarage. I'm starting with 4 Wolf Pups and will build out from there. Wolf Pups are true floor looms and perfect for teaching! Weaving classes launch in 2016. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be on the mailing list and notified of the schedule. 

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ARTSgarage Website Launch - September 2015

 

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The big news for this month!!! 

ARTSgarage now has its own website and will expand programming in 2016.

I'm very excited, let me know what you think - check it out HERE.  


Making and Teaching - August 2015

August was my ideal mix of making and teaching, all in glorious color.  I finished two more double cloth weavings based on the colors of Gujarat, India and a silk ribbon I'd found in Bhuj.   Now I get to play around with embroidered accents and the mixed media components that will make this series complete. Someone once said I work in an iterative way and I guess that is true. Earlier in the month I had the  pleasure of teaching a 5-day color workshop at Harrisville Designs - a great facility with wonderful students.  This was my first time teaching at Harrisville, and I'm happy to say I'll be back next year! 

 

Below: two weavings, still "works in progress"  

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Below: The Harrisville store and studio, in an historic building; my wonderful class with Harrisville yarns in the background. 

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