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Collectors’ Gallery Talk
September 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 26 – “Seeing Red” Collectors’ Gallery Talk, 4-5pm, Miller and Treasurer’s Galleries
“Seeing Red: World Textiles,” Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut) | FREE
The “Seeing Red” exhibit is curated by a volunteer committee of collectors, conservation experts, retired faculty, and artists of world textiles, presented by the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. The exhibit includes a broad array of textiles from around the world and from many periods: an early Coptic fragment, a Persian hanging, a Mexican huipil, Kashmir shawls, a Turkman carpet, an Uzbek robe, to recent bedcovers that demonstrate the wide range of and use of red throughout history. Each collector will discuss a particular piece from their collection, its history, geographic origin, cultural connections, and explain the particular use of the color red in the textile.
In partnership with the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and the Center for Lifelong Learning, Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition, and the Rug and Textile Society of Indiana.
“Seeing Red: World Textiles” | Aug. 28 – Sept. 26
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Extended hours till midnight on Festival showcase nights Sept. 25-26