TEXTILE SUMMIT 2019!
MATERIALITY & METHOD
FOR OUR INAUGURAL TEXTILE SUMMIT, a full house gathered to share insights on ideas and practices related to “Mindful Materials.” Artists, designers, and educators discussed the challenges and responses of plotting a course toward a sustainable future.
We will be gathering again September 28-29th for MATERIALITY & METHOD, in which we will turn our focus to how artists and designers approach material, and how they manipulate, re-imagine, and transcend its use and possibilities.
The Summit will feature speakers from a range of disciplines and a late afternoon trunk show aka show-and-tell with cocktail hour. Sunday will feature workshops geared to professionals and enthusiasts, designed to reinvigorate your professional practice, enchant you through the transformation of found and natural objects, or teach digital skills. We hope you’ll discover something appealing!
The speakers invited to this year’s Summit represent a stimulating mix of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs working artistically and commercially, representing interpretations, techniques, and inspirations from various continents and cultural backgrounds. The breadth of perspective offered is intended to lead us to questions about our own practice, our relationship to material, and our sense of what is possible, as well as provoke dialogue about Los Angeles’ position as a cross-cultural, artistically rich urban resource.
Many of last year’s guests remarked that what they valued most about the summit was the opportunity to meet and talk to so many engaged, curious people working across multiple textile-based disciplines. While the speakers offered insight and inspiration, the time between talks and during meals was where participants were able to dive deeper into ideas and develop connections. We hope you are all as enthusiastic about this next version of the Summit as we are! We look forward to seeing you there!
All workshops will be offered on the second day of our summit, Sunday, September 29th. We’re offering a range of options, from building your own natural brushes to dyeing with native California plants and making a repeated pattern in photoshop. All of these workshops reflect our theme this year of Materiality & Method.
FROM VISION TO REALITY: ADVICE AND METHODS FROM AN ESTABLISHED ARTIST, with Janice Arnold
ARTISTIC TOOLS: NATURAL BRUSHES, with Barbara Bryn Klare
LOCAL COLOR: DYEING WITH NATIVE PLANTS, with Trudy Barnes
FROM TEXT TO TEXTILE: HOW THE VISIBLE MOVES THE INVISIBLE, with Sarah D. Haskell
Textile Arts | LA is grateful for the support of the Helms Design Center, without whom this Summit would not be possible.
Textile Arts | LA is grateful for the support of The Fowler Museum at UCLA, Vinovore, and Arcana Books.
IMAGES FROM THE 2018 SUMMIT
Looking for a refresher on the 2018 summit? Check out the details here.
photos by Cecily Brown