Avenir Lecture and Demonstration: FABRICation – March 22 & 23

Hand-woven textile exhibit


The Avenir Thursday Evening Lecture Series highlights the wide-range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics featured in the Spring 2018 lectures.

FABRICation Lecture

Join us Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., for a lecture on the traveling exhibition FABRICation. Susan Iverson is professor emerita in the Department of Craft/ Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and Co-Director of the American Tapestry Alliance. A weaver whose artistic work is included in the exhibit FABRICation, Iverson will introduce us to this exhibition of seven artists who incorporate a textile sensibility through elements of fabric and fabrication. The artists’ “slow making” — repetitive processes that invoke introspection and reaction — leads to appreciative “slow looking” on our part. Iverson will also offer a weaving demonstration during a different part of her visit to CSU, details below.

Lectures take place in the  Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street. All lectures are FREE and open to the public. The Avenir Museum galleries stay open from 5–7 p.m. on lecture evenings.

Weaving Demonstration

On Friday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Avenir Museum, Iverson will present a tapestry weaving demonstration on a frame loom, as an introduction to process, materials and applications of the tapestry weaving process. Technical and historical textile samples belonging to both Iverson and to the Avenir Museum collection will be on view to augment audience appreciation of the historical and contemporary process and use of tapestry.

More information on the Avenir Museum website.

The Avenir Museum is part of the Department of Design and Merchandising in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.