AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE by Alice Zrebiec, sponsored by the Stark Museum of Art

TITLE: “Making Tapestry an American Art: The Legacy of Lorentz Kleiser.”

WHEN:  Friday, January 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Originally inspired by European masterpieces, artist Lorentz Kleiser (1879-1963) turned to American literature, history, flora and fauna as subjects for tapestries designed for public buildings as well as private homes. Founder of the Edgewater Tapestry Looms in New Jersey, Kleiser was instrumental in introducing tapestry to the general public both through his work and his nationwide lectures.”

WHERE: Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Street, Orange, Texas 77630

Followed by Reception at the Stark Museum of Art

712 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630

IN ASSOCIATION WITH the current exhibition:

“Entwined across the Ages: Illuminated Manuscripts and Tapestries”

November 21, 2009 January 30, 2010

This holiday-season exhibition features the Stark Museum of Arts collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts exhibited within a setting of twentieth-century wall tapestries that were inspired by arts from the medieval period. Entwined across the Ages highlights the variety and richness of manuscript illustrations in the Books of Hours and includes images of the Christmas story. It also reveals how the medieval arts influenced artist Lorentz Kleiser whose Edgewater Tapestry Company revived the art of tapestry weaving in the modern era.”