The Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and is hosting a full weekend of events (most are free) next week. The juried art show includes work of many members of SDA WA, all of whom are or have been students at the Center. It is being held at 708 S. First St, La Conner (across from Earthenworks Gallery) from 11-5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is also hosting an exhibition of 7 graduate students of the Gail Harker Center called “Celebrating 20 Years of Art” on the 1st and 3rd floors (running through October 4.)
The weekend’s events are launched with Keynote Speaker, Anita Luvera Mayer, at the Museum of Modern Art (MONA) in La Conner at 121 S. First St. Anita will be tracing her personal journey in creating textiles with a talk, slide presentation and Style show. Anita is an internationally recognized weaver, clothing designer, versatile fiber artist, instructor and author. She will show some of her original designs, inspired by ethnic and historic garments. The $25 ticket for this evening includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash wine bar will be available. Information and tickets are available at https://ghcsc.worldsecuresystems.com/store/reception-and-keynote-speaker-anita-luvera-mayer-at-mona
Saturday September 19
10:00 – 6:00 Exhibition and Retrospective: The Art of Sandy Little
10:15 am Commemoration of Sandy Little’s Life and Art
10:00-11:00 Artist in Residence: Barbara Gilbert – Little Stab Stitches-Exploring Sashiko
11:00-12:00 *Presentation by Marie Plakos: Photography Inspires My Textile Art
1:00-2:00 Artists in Residence: Deborah Zibrik – Bugs in Motion, Lisa Harkins – Stumpwork Embroidery
2:00-3:00 *Presentation by Wendy MacKinnon & Susan Lenarz: Between the Covers
3:15-4:15 Artists in Residence: Wendy MacKinnon & Susan Lenarz – Bookbinding Demonstration
4:30-5:30 *Presentation by Maria Winner: My Life Reflects My Art
Sunday September 20
10:00-4:00 Exhibition and Retrospective: The Art of Sandy Little
10:00 – 11:00 Artist in Residence: Maria Patrizzi – Handcast Paper
11:00 – 12:00 *Presentation by Gwen Lowery: Painting the Universe
1:00 – 4:00 Community Appreciation Afternoon
* The four Presentations have limited seating, so please register in advance at: http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/announcements/20th-anniversary-reservations-for-presentations
Both Maria Winner and Gwen Lowery, speaking at the events, are WA SDA members.
For more information or a full brochure of events, go to: http://www.gailcreativestudies.com/ and scroll down to “Upcoming Events”.
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