June 11 meeting Update

Next meeting: June 11, 2016 10:00 am
                                                               Our next meeting will be held at:

                 Sheila Hicks                  “Grand Prayer Rug,” 1966
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1292
We were lucky to have a member (Deb Hysack) and a guest (Jean Stillmock) at our meeting to let us know about an upcoming opportunity at the Museum! Jean is a
docent at the museum and has arranged for us to have a tour on June 11, 2016 at 10:00.
Put the date on your calendar now, it is a wonderful opportunity for the group! We hope many of you can attend. We will be contacting you as it gets closer so we can give the museum an accurate count of attendees. They like to have groups of 15 or less with each docent, so we need a count to know how many docents will be
required. This event is free to Joslyn members, there will most likely be a fee for non members. We will fill you in on that as we get closer to the event.
Below is information about the exhibition we will be seeing.
“Joslyn Art Museum is pleased to present the first major exhibition to feature Sheila
Hicks in the artist’s home state of Nebraska. Drawing on global weaving traditions,the
history of painting and sculpture, graphic design, and architecture among many
sources, Hicks has redefined the role of fiber in art, influencing a generation of artists.
From monumental architectural interventions to her intimate minimes, or “miniatures,”
Hicks’ compositions combine a finely tuned sensitivity to color, line, and texture with a
distinct consciousness of how her work transforms physical space.
Joslyn’s exhibition spans nearly sixty years of the artist’s prolific career. Colorful
suspended fiber pieces that cascade down walls will transform the Museum’s Pavilion
galleries, while free- standing sculptures that combine supple materials with objects
such as clocks and bathtubs will remind viewers that nothing is off limits for Hicks. The
exhibition will also present a selection of minimes, created in response to specific
places or memories, as well as her latest fiber “drawings” on paper. Hicks has also
proposed to create a new piece in response to the Midwestern landscape specifically
for the exhibition. Placing older work in conversation with recently-made objects, this
exhibition reflects Hicks’ understanding of her own practice not as a trajectory, but
rather as a continuous, open plane that has allowed for innovation, appropriation,and
constant reinvention.”
Approximately 50 works including a large rug, 3 D sculptures, medium to large wall
hangings plus her famous minimes (small works that Hicks made on a small hand loom
where she experimented with various methods, techniques…..
More information about Sheila Hicks – http://www.sheilahicks.com/index.html

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