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CANCELLED / Fiber Revival: New Trends in Textile Arts
March 4 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$10 per person
Speaker: Leesa Hubbell
Part of our Saturday Lecture Series
Are you passionate about textiles? Come and get an insider’s overview of current and past movements in fiber media. Once confined to the realm of domestic or applied arts, works in fiber – including fashion – are transgressing boundaries of art, craft and design. All these changes are occurring with lots of help from the worldwide web. Whether you consider yourself an amateur, enthusiast, crafter, maker, designer or artist, let’s share ideas about why we’re high on fiber!
A book, TextileArt Around the World, will be raffled off at the door.
LEESA HUBBELL has worked in NYC’s fashion and design industry for over 30 years, designing projects ranging from rock n’ roll interiors for MTV Networks to batik yardage and clothing in collaboration with the Javanese artisans of Bali. Hubbell curated the exhibition “Batik Fashion/American Style” at American Textile History Museum (2005) and has twice served as a judge for American Batik Design Competition sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy (DC). She has presented papers on contemporary batik at World Batik Conference (Boston, MA), New England Quilt Museum and at Kuala Lumpur International Batik conference (2005). As a tenured adjunct professor at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Hubbell leads interactive courses in career development for interns in fashion and related industries. She also operates a to-the-trade vintage textile business and writes about trends in fashion and design for magazines with a textile arts focus.