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Artist Talk with Eli West, Lilia Hernandez Galusha and Vanessa Calvert
October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join local artists Eli West, Vanessa Calvert and Lilia Hernandez Galusha as they speak about the influence and importance of fiber in their works.
Three local artists speak about the influence and importance of fiber and textiles in their work.
Eli West works across mediums, consistently utilizing fiber waste to create a raw aesthetic that playfully blends the beautiful and distrubed, primarily through felting techniques.
Lilia Hernandez Galusha approaches her work through a multimedia studio practice seeking ways to tell narratives that deliver validation, understanding, or representation to herself and others. Often her works blend fiber-related techniques with storytelling, design, and mixed media.
Vanessa Calvert is a mixed media artist often using fiber and found materials to explore the boundaries between stasis and motion, stability and fragility, holding and binding.
Join the three artists at the YOU:(Curated) showroom at the redesigned Pickle Factory for a talk about their process, upcoming projects and collaborations, and the importance of fiber in their work.
To navigate to the Pickle Factory, use the following address: 8250 N Albina. This will place you directly across from the entrance gates of The Pickle Factory. Enter through both gates, head toward the largest building, (building B) and Suite B100 is at the far north end along Columbia. Look for the yellow door! Questions? Call Jamie: 503-347-5318
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In only 15 months, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized two festivals with over 120 events—representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
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