Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jason Pollen-A life in Canvas, Silk, Pigment and Dye.

Jason Pollen will be giving his keynote lecture at the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre in the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary on Wednesday 6th June, 2012 at 7pm.  Details below, click to enlarge.

Tickets are available to purchase online $10 or $15 at the door, for what promises to be a very popular and inspiring event. 

You do not need a PayPal account to  buy a ticket online... email me if you need more information/assistance with this.

IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your PayPal receipt to the event, it is your proof of purchase. 

Free entry to the first 10 students to arrive

Jennifer Love SDA Representative B.C. has written the following:
"Jason Pollen was a founding member and for many years the President of the Surface Design Association.  He was on the faculty of the Royal College of Art, London, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute before serving as Chair of the fiber department at Kansas City Art Institute.  Jason exhibits his fabric constructions internationally and is widely known for his innovations in surface design.  He has designed textiles for dozens of fashion and home furnishing firms and regularly collaborates as the scenic designer for the Kansas City Ballet.  He was named Fellow by the American Crafts Council in 2006. "

If you haven't marked the date on your agenda after reading that... then I challenge you to go to Jason's website, drink in the illustrations of his tasty works, and then tell me, do you still have nothing planned for Wednesday June 6th at 7pm?

This is a not-for-profit event, entry covers costs: tech staff, equipment and fees. 
For any advice or queries please contact karin

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jason Pollen-A life in canvas, silk, pigment and dye. Lecture in Calgary

I find myself unable to go all official with this one right now.  But here is a tempter.

Jason Pollen-A life in canvas, silk, pigment and dye.

Jason will be speaking at the ACAD Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 6th June, 2012.

I  will blog about it again very soon... with more details on time and how to get a ticket... but this is a heads up, so you can block time, to attend this tremendously interesting evening, on your busy schedule.
Prepare to be inspired.

Who will insure my book

Now the wonderful thing is that Calgary Library Services clear books from their shelves very often. One day last year I was in there and found some wonderful 'gifts' on the For Sale table.
I picked up the book:-
Quilt of Belonging a wonderfully multicultural flavoured book about making... "The largest collaborative work of textile art to be created on a national scale with 263 squares representing 71 Aboriginal groups and 192 immigrant nationalities found in Canada... what a treasure...
Little did I know that on that day I would pick up a different type of treasure... since I also found Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.  I took them over to the counter where the librarian suggested I pick up two more books so that instead of paying (only) C$1 each for the books I would need to pay merely 50cents each... ie., half price.
So I went back and picked up:-
Quiltmaking by Hand by Jinny Beyer and Dancing quilts by Debbie Bowles.  The latter is the only book of the four that needs any tender care... the others are in excellent condition.
I just got this email from a friend. (thanks Mona).

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Available from these sellers.
6 Used & New from CDN$ 567.04

So I find that my 50 cents was extremely well-spent as this book now goes for nearly C$500 on Amazon.Ca.
My stitching friend, has borrowed my copy, I think she might well be considering running off to South America with it.
So I thought I would check the 'value' of the other books and found that Quiltmaking by hand can fetch... C$131

Perhaps the library authorities would do well to check the value of their stock in these times of austerity (= 'efficiency' of D. Cameron).