Dress Rehearsal
Jul
27
to Jan 19

Dress Rehearsal

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Dress Rehearsal showcases numerous and unexpected ways a dress can be depicted and interpreted. Using out-of-the-ordinary mediums expressed through sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and collage, this exhibition celebrates both the imagination of the artists and the theatrical nature for which the show is named. Curated by Kate Stern. Be sure to see Artist and Textile Arts | LA member Gwen Samuels’ work.

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Out of Darkness, Bent Needle Collective
Jul
31
to Oct 27

Out of Darkness, Bent Needle Collective

Out of Darkness is an exhibit of bold, colorful art quilts and textiles that follow the theme of emerging from a period of darkness. The three artists of the Bent Needle Collective – Carol Nilsen, Deborah Weir, and Susan Willen – have created a collection of pieces that play with their own personal journeys and talents, but that all flow into one universal story of recovery, optimism, and hope for the future.

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To Do: A Mending Project
Sep
1
to Sep 22

To Do: A Mending Project

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These artists will organize and teach a series of workshops on topics ranging from traditional, domestic, and repair tasks to movement, breathing, and sound. While the act of repair is within their own artistic practices, they have also sought the support of their community, asking other artists, repairers, and activists to share their knowledge.

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Pattern : Code
Sep
14
to Dec 7

Pattern : Code

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Pattern : Code reactivates the innate connections between weaving and computing, and examines the interrelationships between technology, craft, and women’s labor. From Textile Arts LA Member Ahree Lee!

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Betye Saar:  Call and Response
Sep
22
to Apr 5

Betye Saar: Call and Response

You do not want to miss this “only in Los Angeles” exhibit, featuring Betye Saar’s oeuvre of early sketchbooks up through a new sculptural installation.

“This will be the first exhibition at a California museum to address her entire career and the first anywhere to focus on her sketchbooks.”

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RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism
Sep
29
to Jan 5

RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism

RAW features nine contemporary artists who work with a range of commodities as artistic material to explore the historical and contemporary effects of global capitalism. Works in the exhibition will include sculptural pieces and installations created from cotton, sugar, copper, salt, porcelain, water, and other materials.

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Mend & Mingle with My Dear Tejas Workshop & Trunk Show
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Mend & Mingle with My Dear Tejas Workshop & Trunk Show

Susan Kim of My Dear Tejas is hosting a mending workshop at Heath LA. Inspired by a trusted pair of Levi’s — her work “uniform” that she has been mending over the years — the goal of the workshop will guide you through the basics of mending, reviving and celebrating the items in your closet that are as worn as they are loved. From Susan Kim:

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