Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Area Attractions: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles New Exhibits

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) announced today that it will showcase an innovative array of exhibitions and events.

SJMQT will be displaying the exhibitions The Art of Labor (In collaboration with the Surface Design Association), CUT IT OUT!  (a paper cutting exhibition), and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s expansive project Vantage Point.  The Opening Reception, located at SJMQT, is from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Frau Fiber vs. the Machines is on view July 22– September 2, 2018 in the Porcella Gallery.

The Art of Labor: Surface Design Association’s Juried Members Exhibition
Co-curated by Carole Frances Lung aka Frau Fiber and SJMQT Curator of Exhibitions, Amy DiPlacido, The Art of Labor: Surface Design Association’s Juried Members Exhibition presents a powerful display of fiber-based or textile-inspired works that depict the multi-faceted definition of labor. From the very idea of creating a time-intensive art work, to the act of being in labor, to the industrialization of textile and garment companies, The Art of Labor highlights the most contemporary, cutting-edge textile artists and showcases the exciting future of the fiber medium.
CUT IT OUT! Explorations in Contemporary Paper Cutting
With reference to printmaking, sculpture and illustration, the subtractive art of paper cutting is going through its own Renaissance. As society moves into the digital age, paper, which was once part of our everyday lives, is fading out to more environmentally friendly alternatives. This exhibition pays homage to the art of paper cutting, an activity that has been celebrated since the 4th century.
Frau Fiber vs. the Machines
The works in this exhibition document Frau Fiber's on-going battle with contemporary apparel manufacturing. In video, photography and artifacts, the exhibition makes space to witness Frau Fiber's attempt to spin yarn, knit a tube sock and knit a sweater as fast as a machine. This series of textile productions are inspired by the folklore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant battle against the drill machine that took his life and ultimately replaced the jobs of tireless railroad workers. This exhibition is curated by Carole Frances Lung, Frau Fiber’s biographer and archivist.
If you have any questions, please contact info@sjquiltmuseum.org.
On Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1-3 p.m., San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles will present a ‘2 for 1’ back-to-back lecture from Carole Frances Lung followed by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner.  Admission to both lectures is available at $15.00 for Members and $25.00 for Non-Members. These lectures are followed by the opening receptions of all four exhibitions from 3-5 p.m.
On August 24, 2018 at 7pm SJMQT will screen the documentary film, “Who Does She Think She is?” followed by a discussion. Admission to this special event is available at $10.00 for Members and $15.00 for Non-Members.
The weekend of September 22 & 23 SJMQT is free to the public. On September 22, 2018 the museum celebrates Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, a national effort of museums to waive admission fees making them accessible for all. The next day, on September 23, 2018 the museum will be open one hour earlier, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to celebrate Viva Calle, a local San Jose initiative that transforms six miles of city streets into an urban park for the day! https://www.vivacallesj.org/

ADMISSION: Admission is $8.00 general; $6.50 students and seniors; and free to Museum members and children 12 and under. Admission is ‘pay what you can’ on the first Friday of each month. For more information, call 408-971-0323 or visit www.sjquiltmuseum.org.
These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

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