The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection presents the 2012 Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture & film screening.
Tradition and Innovation in the Textiles of Oaxaca, Mexico
Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive, UW-Madison, WI
Free & open to the public
Thursday, March 1st, 5:30-6:30 PM
“Marrying Tradition and Innovation: Collaborations between Oaxacan Artisans and 21st-century Designers” by Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, Director, Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Wednesday, February 29th, 6:30-9:00 PM
Woven Lives/Vidas Entetejidas a film by Carolyn Kallenborn, Design Studies Department
Textile viewing and a discussion with Prof. Kallenborn and Ms. Fuentes Quintana will follow the screening.
The textiles of Oaxaca, Mexico are known for their vibrant colors and bold designs. The master dyers and weavers of Oaxaca who make them have inherited skills passed down for generations. Thanks in part to the work of social entrepreneur Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, this rich heritage will endure through collaborations between Oaxacan artisans and international designers. The pioneering director of the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Fuentes Quintana is passionate about preserving and renewing Oaxaca's vibrant textile culture by fostering innovation that respects tradition. UW-Madison Design Studies professor Carolyn Kallenborn has participated in this exchange. Her beautifully crafted film documents the "woven lives" of some of Oaxaca's finest textile artisans working at this fertile crossroad between the old and the new. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection invites you to join us for a pair of programs celebrating the textiles of Oaxaca and the people who make them.
For more information: http://textilecollection.wisc.edu
For more information on the film: www.wovenlivesoaxaca.com
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