It’s been said that when looking for creative sparks of inspiration in our artwork, we should branch out from the medium we use and explore other artists and their artistic mediums. MPS member Dawn W sent us some information about an exhibit in Portland that just might fit such an exploration.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU is presenting an exhibit called “Weaving Data”. The exhibit runs from January 24th to April 29th of 2023 and admission to the museum is free. This exhibit explores the relationship between computing and weaving. Did you know that the Jacquard weaving process used a form of punch-card computing with the weaving looms?
This exhibit brings us works from nine weaving artists and is curated by Theo Downes-Le Guin and Nancy Downes-Le Guin. You can learn more about the exhibit and read the artist’s bios by clicking on the button below.
Dawn tells us that the museum’s Education and Communication Coordinator would be happy to give MPS members a private guided tour. She has attended two such tours with another group and says they have been excellent.JSMA at PSU Website
Even though quilts are not being exhibited, it seems like a good opportunity to gather up some friends and see a different kind of fiber art. Who knows what inspiration might sneak up on you there. If you’ve seen the exhibit or been to the JSMA at PSU, let us know what you thought in the comments below.