KY SDA Critique this Saturday (1/15) & Jane Dunnewold to Louisville

Two announcements!

The KY SDA Critique in scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Versailles @ the Presbyterian Church as before (for directions, please e-mail

Jane Dunnewold to Louisville, January 26 to February 2, 2011

Contact:Joanne Weis, Chair, Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (502) 267-8120 or

LAFTA (Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists), The Hite Art Institute University of Louisville, the Carnegie Center for Art and History and the Jewish Community Center are collaborating to welcome Jane Dunnewold to Louisville, January 26 to February 2, 2011.

Jane Dunnewold is an internationally recognized leader in the field of textile art.  She is the author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (Interweave 2010) in addition to a number of other titles. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and in 2002 won the Gold Prize at the Taegu International Textile Festival. She is a former vice president of the Surface Design Association and maintains Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas. Jane teaches a dozen workshops a year and writes about the creative process at
See and read more about her work at
The Hite Art institute will open an exhibition of the fiber artist, Jane Dunnewold titled “Etudes: A Daily Practice.”  The exhibition is at the Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall , Belknap Campus, University of Louisville from January 10 through February 13, 2011.

Hite gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am- 4:30 pm; Sat., 10: 00 am-2:00 pm; & Sun., 1:00-5:00 pm.

In addition to this exhibition, the artist will be a visiting artist in residence and deliver the Jane Morton Norton Memorial Lecture at the University on January 26, 6:00 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  Her lecture is titled: Mining for Meaning: How do ideas manifest in unexpected ways? Where do outrageous inspirations come from?

This lecture is a twofold path—images in a steady stream of chaos and beauty, and concrete design advice based on exercises to open your head and expand your thinking. The exploration is part inspiration, part bag of tricks and part acknowledgement of that elusive balance between struggle and grace.”

Following the lecture January 26, at 7:00 p.m. there will be an Artist’s Reception for Dunnewold at the Etudes: A Daily Practice – solo exhibition of her work at the Hite Galleries in Schneider Hall, nearby Ekstrom Library on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

In addition, there is a LAFTA Member exhibition at the Patio Gallery, Jewish Community Center, for which Jane served as Juror. The show extends from January 16 to February 22, with a reception on January 30, 2:00 to 4:00. At 1:00, prior to the reception, she will present a juror’s lecture. Patio Gallery, Jewish Community 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville.
Finally on February 1, 7:00 pm, Jane will give a Public talk at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E Spring St, New Albany, Indiana: Existing/Emerging: Genres within the Art Quilt World.  Using images from Form, Not Function, the national exhibition showing at the Carnegie, Jane will discuss art quilt traditions and current trends as reflected in the exhibition. (

For information about LAFTA, visit

About Jennifer Reis

Jennifer A. Reis is a creative entrepreneur, artist, educator and gallery director with 25 years experience in arts business and administration. Her earned degrees include a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, and Master Degrees in arts management and education from Syracuse University and Morehead State University. In her previous work as a higher education educator and administrator, she developed academic programs in Arts Administration, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. Her curatorial work includes over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art and craft. She is a consultant for community and economic development, trade, and cultural and educational organizations, she designs, manages, and delivers creative entrepreneurship curriculum through her company Make Do. As a teaching artist, she exhibits and hosts workshops nationally at schools such as Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Society for Contemporary Craft and John C. Campbell Folk School. When not making or teaching, she is most likely spoiling her three dogs rotten.
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