KU Student Textile Design Exhibition

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  • Ongoing: until Sunday, May 28, 2006
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Textile design students in KU's School of Fine Arts will showcase their dyed textile fabrics at the Spencer Museum of Art, running January 28 through May 28, 2006.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. "This will be an ongoing project throughout the semester," said Professor Brackett. "Some undyed fabric will be hung for the opening, and these panels will be removed, dyed, and re-installed gradually, over the next few months until all of the fabric has been dyed." Brackett adds, "The appearance will change over time and will, hopefully, encourage repeat visits to the museum to see the diversity in the students' works."

This event was posted Jan. 13, 2006 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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