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TCU Santa Fe: Last Chance to Register!

Credit: © Judith Cooper Haden

Credit: © Judith Cooper Haden

Craft & Social Enterprise Close Up

July 9- 13, 2015

International Folk Art Market & Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Registration Closes May 1st

Expert guides: Mary Littrell, Sandra Peinado, Elena Phipps, and Carrie Hertz

Sandra Peinado will orient guests to the International Folk Market. Mary Littrell, world-renowned expert on artisan enterprise issues and social responsibility, will discuss the history of the market as participants explore while artisans set up their booths. Enjoy a tour of the Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibition The Red that Colored the World, accompanied by an in-depth discussion of the history and significance of American cochineal with Elena Phipps. Celebrate at the Folk Art Market’s opening night VIP party and be the first to visit the completed booths and shop.

photo by bob smith

photo by bob smith

About Textiles Close Up

Textiles Close Up (TCU) is a series of study workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture, and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories, and study rooms of institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.

Contact TSA Board Member & Program Committee Chair Susan Brown: BrownSu@si.edu

Congratulations to Santa Fe TCU scholarship recipient Margaret Olugbemisola Areo. Areo is a lecturer in the Textile Unit of Department of Fine and Applied Arts of Ladoke Akintola a University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria where she teaches a variety of textile techniques as well as design and merchandising.

© Bob Smith

© Bob Smith