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Textile Stories in Print

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Tradition by Rocky Ormsby-Olivares

I curated a print series, Communication Threads & Entwined Recollections, that will be unveiled on Sunday, June 30th at the studios of Self Help Graphics & Art an internationally prominent producer of fine-art, silk screen prints.

The series is based on a concept of creating personal stories about textiles from artists who use fiber in their own disciplines. It was at once an appealing idea to me as the curator and a challenging one for the artists to create the flavor of fiber art in 2 dimensions. Drawing from a grand textile history of basket weaving to catalytic cloth with built-in computer chips, the artists thoughtfully embraced the challenge of creating their own unique perspectives on a 22X30 inch print.

This print suite of 10 artists is comprised of 2 knit bombers, 2 filmmakers, 1 graphic designer, 1 performance artist, 1 costume designer, 1 fiber artist, 1 vintage cloth re-purpose artist and 1 mixed media installation artist. This  complete suite of prints will be added to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) print collection in 2013.

Hop on the Goldline metro, exit at the Pico-Aliso station (1 stop after Little Tokyo)—Self Help Graphics & Art is right in front of this stop. The open studio Print Fair is from 12pm to 5pm. View these prints, meet the artists, see other prints in this astounding studio, attend a panel discussion at 2pm on the series and learn about the print process through demonstrations.

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