Vía Raíz invites you to come learn about Mexico’s emerging designers who are partnering with Mexican artisans to ring in the new era of Mexican craft.  Vía Raíz is a place where Mexican craftsmanship meets modern design. Shop owner, Jennifer Bolanos, curates the work of contemporary Mexican designers whose work celebrates tradition and honors the … Continue reading “EL FUTURO ESTA HECHO A MANO | THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE *FREE”

Cosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery *FREE

This exhibition will be on view Through October 4 – 27, 2018, with a First Thursday reception on October 4 from 6 – 8 pm. Portland-based artist Mark Palmen creates experiential, elaborate artworks including holographic light installations, large scale sculptures and hand-sewn creations. Palmen’s visual works are influenced by his diverse interests ranging from art … Continue reading “Cosmo, Embroidery by Mark Palmen Opening at Elizabeth Leach Gallery *FREE”

PNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour *FREE

Come and tour the Gilkey Center for Printmaking at PNCA which supports lithography, letterpress, book making, relief, monotype, intaglio, gravure, screenprinting, offset, and Risograph in a studio filled with natural light.   Palmarin Merges will be leading the tour of this beautifully appointed printmaking studio where she printed some of her work as our Textile Hive … Continue reading “PNCA Printmaking & Silkscreening Studio Tour *FREE”

PENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour *Free

Come take a tour of MLab, Color + Material Resource and Design Studio at PENSOLE Design Come. Experience the entire product design process through inspiration, concept – development, design process, problem solving, color, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking, and branding. We are located in the heart of Old Town Chinatown, 10 NW 5th Ave. Portland, … Continue reading “PENSOLE + MLab Studio Tour *Free”

Exploring Soft Circuitry

This workshop will explore various techniques for incorporating illuminated electronics and circuits into your textiles and artwork by using various materials and conductive mediums. By using conductive fabric, conductive paint, copper tape, and other various materials, we will explore the alternative ways of producing circuits for artistic applications. Prototyping components will be provided for experimentation. … Continue reading “Exploring Soft Circuitry”

Blackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk *Free

Join Artist Palmarin Merges as she opens her new art show and discuses her process creating her new works. “Each culture, continent and country ascribes their own meanings to flowers. While wandering through the Textile Hive’s collection, the abstractions and patterns of the flowers tugged at me. Flowers connect me to particular places and moments … Continue reading “Blackfish Gallery-Palmarin Merges Art Opening & Process Talk *Free”