Archive for the 'Tapestry Center News' Category

SW Database Back Online!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Joe Ben Wheat Southwest Textile Database has been redesigned and is available once again for public viewing! The entry website is an informational portal that you can access any time at Users’ Guide & Galleries. There you will find a button that takes you into the newly […]

SW Textile Databases Temporarily Turned OFF

We are sorry to announce that several Southwest textile resources are not currently available online, despite earlier posts that announced their inauguration, which was indeed successful and lasted for several years. Due to recent changes within the Arizona State Museum website, the Joe Ben Wheat (JBW) and Arizona State Museum (ASM) Southwest Textile Databases will […]

Tapestry Talk in Las Cruces

On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, Ann Hedlund will present an illustrated slide talk, “Tapestries Made After Paintings: From the Dovecot to Ganado, from Brennan to Begay,” for the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild, 10 am at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Everyone is welcome to attend this hour-long program, […]

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. […]

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 organizing […]

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: Available at the click of a mouse […]

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 […]