(article) Texas Folklife Presents "Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin" Exhibit



Opening on Sunday, October 16th, with Demonstrations by Guild Members 


Austin, Texas – September 20, 2016 – Texas Folklife is pleased to announce a new gallery exhibit, “Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin.” The exhibit opens on October 16 and runs through December 16. On view will be hand-woven art pieces and garments, felted pieces, and basket weaving woven from a wide variety of materials with a Texas slant, and produced by guild members of the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin. The Society, a non-profit dedicated to promoting textile arts, has been in operation since the 1970s—their motto is “Keeping Austin Warped Since 1972!” The exhibit opening on Sunday, October 16, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, and will feature demonstrations by some of the artists. Weaving, and spinning on the loom will take place in the gallery and the artists will be available to discuss their specific craft. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. In addition, the artworks will be available for purchase.  

Parking for the event is available in Texas Folklife's gravel driveway, on the street immediately in front of building, and Asterra Properties (located next door). Overflow parking is available at Recycled Reads (5335 Burnet Rd). Please use spaces in the back or on the south side of the Recycled Reads building. “This exhibit of hand-woven art pieces is a refreshing take on Texas’s traditional arts and culture,” said Acting Director  Charlie Lockwood. “We at Texas Folklife look forward to this gallery show and to future collaborations with the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin.” This exhibit opening event is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

About Texas Folklife

Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State. For over 30 years, Texas Folklife has honored the cultural traditions passed down within communities, explored their importance in contemporary society, and celebrated them by providing accessible and joyful arts experiences.

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