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Navajo Weavers Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Navajo Weavers Today: A talk by Ann Lane Hedlund
At the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City, New Mexico
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:00am
The Silver City Public Library is pleased to host a free presentation on weaving, in celebration of the 2013 Silver City Fiber Arts Festival. Our speaker will [...]

SW Festival of the Written Word

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word, a multi-faceted literary festival, will take place in Silver City, New Mexico, on Friday September 27-Sunday September 29.  The theme of the first-time Festival is “Textures y Sabores.”

“Textures,” explains Jeannie Miller, public information chair of the Festival, “was suggested by Joe Wade,  a member of the Festival [...]

Hear about our new SW textile databases

You can listen to two NPR radio interviews in which the Arizona State Museum and Joe Ben Wheat Southwest Textile Databases are discussed by Ann Hedlund with Laura Palmisano from Arizona Public Media. Just click here and then click on one of the MP3 sound bars above or below the text.

SW Textile Databases Now Available to the World

TUCSON, ­­­AZ (July 8, 2013) — Like never before, two brand new searchable and illustrated databases aim to share the artistry and study of southwestern textiles through the worldwide web.
The two databases plus extensive background information and helpful guides are available on the ASM website at: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/textile/asm_southwest_textile_database/
http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/textile/jbw_southwest_textile_database/
Available at the click of a mouse are baseline [...]

GFR Center Transfers to the University of Arizona

In May 2010, the GFR Center for Tapestry Studies, Inc., transformed into the newly formed Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Since then, our staff energies and activities have remained strong and especially focused on celebrating and sharing the publication of Ann Hedlund’s book Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry [...]

The Desert Tapestries of Louise Nevelson

Guest Lecture by Ann Lane Hedlund, “The Desert Tapestries of Louise Nevelson: 1972-1997,” Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Hedlund will present a richly illustrated talk about a unique series of handwoven tapestries designed by world renowned sculptor/collagist Louise Nevelson, orchestrated by Gloria F. Ross, and woven under the direction of [...]

“Where’s That Textile From?!”

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, textile expert Ann Lane Hedlund (GFR Center’s director) will present a free public talk at the Arizona State Museum (ASM) in Tucson, on the campus of the University of Arizona. In “Where’s That Textile From and When Was It Made? An Illustrated Talk on Textiles from Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.,“ she [...]

Textile Analysis Workshops are offered

Where to begin and how to proceed with understanding an unknown textile from the American Southwest, whether a Pueblo, Navajo or Spanish-American blanket, poncho or rug?  In this workshop we’ll cover fibers, yarns and dyes; loom techniques; weave structures; end, side and corner finishes. We will offer hands-on analysis of varied museum textiles under magnification, coupled with digitally illustrated discussions [...]

“Navajo Weaving: Then, Now, and in the Future.”

Wednesday, February 8, 12 noon
WILL Lunch and Learn illustrated talk by Ann Lane Hedlund
“Navajo Weaving: Then, Now, and in the Future.”
Western New Mexico University, Global Resource Center, ABC Room, Silver City, New Mexico.
Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL).

Tapestries Made After Paintings

Tapestry Weavers West is sponsoring an illustrated lecture by Dr. Ann Hedlund
ICB: Gallery 111
480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, California
Saturday, February 18, 2012
at 10:30 am
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Tapestries Made After Paintings:
From the Dovecot to Ganado, from Brennan to Begay
In the right hands, a tapestry made from a painting becomes a new and different work of
art.”
In each of the [...]