Archive for Monday, January 23, 2006

Design students exhibit textile works

January 23, 2006


Textile design students in Kansas University's School of Fine Arts will showcase their dyed textile fabrics at the Spencer Museum of Art, running Saturday through May 28.

Approximately 15 textile design students, studying under KU design professors Mary Anne Jordan and David Brackett, are participating in a textiles project for the Spencer Museum of Art. Dyed textile fabrics created by the students will visually transform the museum's Central Court, running in conjunction with "Flowers, Dragons & Pine Trees," an exhibition from the Spencer Museum's permanent collection of Asian textiles.

The students will dye approximately 300 yards of fabric, using indigo dye and traditional shibori (tie-dye) techniques. Long narrow strips of fabric will line the balconies in the museum, wider panels of dyed fabric will line the walls, and fabric will also cover the piano and benches housed in the museum. Each student will design several individual panels for the collaborative textile installation.

For more information, call Jordan at 864-3919 or Brackett at 864-4283.


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