Tuesday, May 19, 2009
IT8 Blog Introduction
This is the first post of the Innovations in Textiles 8 Blog. Innovations in Textiles 8 (IT8) is a consortium of galleries and art venues in St. Louis and the surrounding area who are all exhibiting work focused on the theme of innovations in textile art. There are nearly 20 participating venues and galleries showing a wide variety of fiber based art work starting now through the end of November. The blog is aimed to create a center of information regarding the shows. We have asked the gallery directors of the different venues to have participating artists, curators, workshop leaders and exhibition organizers to respond to five questions concerning how they work, where they gain inspiration and their ideas about the state of contemporary fiber art. The responses are listed below. We will be posting responses on a regular basis so please visit the blog often and share with friends. You can find out more information on this series of exhibits by visiting the Craft Alliance website. It will have links to many of the participating galleries.