September Meeting – Field Trip!
SATURDAY, September 27, 2014 is our first meeting of Fall
Please join us for a tour of della Luxa Studio and meet artist Lyn Christiansen! A tour will begin at 10am.
144 Moody St, Bldg 4, Fl2
Waltham, MA 02453
Lyn uses many materials but most of her work involves fiber, stone, or glass. She uses ancient interlacing techniques such as cord twisting and kumihimo braiding. With these complexly patterned braids of hand dyed silk, she forms exquisite wall hangings . She positions, cuts, and shapes stones and glass to make symbolic mosaic patterns on walls, floors, and free hanging panels. She textures marble and forms sculptural substrates to add shape and depth to her mosaic murals. She incorporates water, light, turned wood, wire or found objects to create special effects or add an element of surprise.
Lyn’s art works have been shown in juried shows nationally at venues including: H&R Block Art Space, Kansas, City; Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX; Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas; Acadianna Center for the Arts, Louisiana; The Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN; Hansen Memorial Museum, Kansas; Art Windows, Waltham, MA; and the Hoffman Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Her work also was shown at the Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA and the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. She has taught workshops Finding Your Voice Through Braids, Manchester, England and Mosaic, Small Things Add Up, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Lyn will talk about her journey, and about the history of kumihimo and other forms of braiding. She
will have a range of samples, finished and on-going work of various types, books, etc. She has a range
of kumihimo stands and will demo on the big taka-dai which doesn’t travel and is a type of loom many people haven’t seen.
Headcount is required. Carpooling and lunch in Waltham can be arranged if there is enough interest.
We also have the option to tour “A Place to Weave”, Beth Guertin’s studio in Waltham, in the afternoon.
Please let Penny know if you plan to attend, would like to carpool and/or join us for lunch and the
additional tour of A Place to Weave. firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll get back to our regular meeting schedule next month, with a meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesday 28 October at the Fiber Loft.