I am getting so excited, I will be teaching two workshops and giving a lecture in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 8 in St. Louis next month (September 17-20) for the Missouri Fiber Artists. This looks like an amazing event with textile exhibits and workshops that span several months:
Innovations in Textiles is a biennial collaborative event in St. Louis, MO that investigates the state of contemporary textile arts. Over 20 nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists. Activities include workshops, lectures, gallery tours and community programs. Innovations in Textiles serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art featuring various materials and techniques. The broad range of programming mirrors the symposium's dedication to the investigation of innovative ideas.
I have never been to St. Louis before, so this will be a new adventure. I will be teaching Mixed Media Painted Fabric and Tsukineko All Purpose Inks on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19th and 20th, these workshops are now open to public enrollment if you would like to join us.
I wished I still lived in St. Louis so I could come and hear you speak! (I moved to SC 2 1/2 years ago).
If you can do one thing in St. Louis besides the conference, go and visit the MO Botanical Garden. It is really beautiful - it's been around for 150 years and is a first class botanical garden. There are installations by Dale Chihuly there - walla walla glass onions in the lily ponds, and a huge blue chandelier in the entrance building, among others. The garden has many different gardens, including the largest Japanese garden in the country. I don't think you would be disappointed in a visit there.
Have fun in St. Louis! There is alot of interesting architecture there.
Kristin F. in SC
P.S. The link is http://www.mobot.org/