Join Intertwine Arts for a series of talks wherein we invite artists we admire to describe their textile influences. Each medley will involve sharing artwork as well as a discussion of the intersections and divergences of two artists and their craft and experiences. In this lunchtime series we’ll explore each artist’s creative process, discuss how the two artists’ interweave, and finally provide opportunity for discussion and questions. Register to receive a link to the Zoom meeting and a captioned recording of the program.
Suggested Donation: $10
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About Alex Goldberg
Alex Goldberg is a Brooklyn based artist, educator, and healing arts practitioner. Her practice and pedagogy are rooted in the development and exploration of methods that facilitate awareness of patterns in relation to self, other, and environment.
Alex is a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Interior Design and Interdisciplinary Studies at Pratt Institute. She has also taught at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Parsons School of Design, and Village Community School. In 2021, she was awarded the State of the Disciplines Fellowship grant at Pratt to further develop her research on utilizing creativity to dissolve mental constructs in the pursuit of living a more present existence.
Alex has been awarded the opportunity to participate in numerous residencies across the world. Programs such as Textile Arts Center, Harvestworks, Slow Research Lab, Succurro, and The Swimming Hole have given her the opportunity to further explore processes for utilizing embodied knowledge as a method for processing human experience and connecting with the natural world.
In her work, Alex is driven to translate intangible information into visuals; the invisible becomes visible, and through this process visibility serves as a catalyst for change.
About Brandy Godsil
Brandy Godsil is a North Carolina and New York City based fiber artist, couturier, and on-set tailor. She creates textile art and couture garments that include a variety of processes, such as weaving, felting, natural dyeing, embroidery, and tailoring. With a creative eye for experimental textiles and fashion design, she has made, fit and tailored high-end garments for red carpet events, celebrity appearances and performances.
Brandy graduated with a BFA in Fiber Art and Experimental Fashion Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 and completed tailoring and pattern making apprenticeships in New York City. She studied Experimental Fashion at Central Saint Martins in London and Painting at Parsons School of Design Summer Program in New York City.
Brandy currently teaches fiber arts, sewing, fashion design and drawing in North Carolina and abroad. She is also co-founder. advisor, and teaching artist of non-profit weaving arts organization Intertwine Arts, where she teaches weaving to people with disabilities.
This year, Brandy completed a group textile residency in Oaxaca, Mexico with Thread Caravan and Texere in January 2023. She also completed an independent month-long textile residency in May 2023 at the Ós residency / Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland.
About Intertwine Arts:
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring creativity, joy, and self-confidence through freestyle weaving for people of all ages with disabilities or chronic illness. Learn more about our work, get involved, and donate at www.intertwinearts.org.
Captioned recordings will be sent to all registrants after the event. Please contact Danaleah at email@example.com for access questions or accommodation requests.
Image: photos of Alex Goldberg and Brandy Godsil over a background of textile close-ups of interwoven threads