Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Lambtown National Spinning Contest

Congratulations to our very own Diana Lewis for placing second overall in the "National" spinning contest held in Dixon, CA on July 28. Diana also took second place in Strategic Use of Fibers and third place for Length of Fiber. Annie Toth also participated in the contest and was the only spindle spinner in a field of wheels.

You can read all about Lambtown in the latest edition of Fiber Femmes. The complete article on the spinning contest is here. Congratulations, Diana and Annie!

Sunday, September 3, 2006

An Evening with Michael Rohde

Photo caption: Integrity by Michael Rohde,
hand dyed wool & silk on linen warp.

An Evening With Michael Rohde
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Technology Development Center
5200 Valentine Rd., Ventura
$10 General Admission - $5 Students & Seniors
Free to FOTM Members & Students Under 18.
Limited seating. Reservations are required: 805.653.2501.
Early arrival guarantees a seat

Michael Rohde's works are the result of a process that starts with a question: "What if?" Subtle changes in color and yarn create works that become meditative objects that delight the eye and capture the imagination. He is inspired by color, by geometry and the unpredictable nature of color relationships. Seeing him at work, seated at a large loom, recalls an image of an organist exploring the intricacies of a Bach fugue.

Michael has been weaving for more than thirty years. He was trained as a bio-chemist and for a number of years pursued a science career while at the same time becoming increasingly curious about how various yarns behaved on the loom, and how slight variations in dyes could create a different emotional and aesthetic impact.

About 10 years ago, he began to dedicate himself only to weaving. His success is witnessed by the numerous awards he has received and by exhibitions in this country and abroad. His work is in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Please join us as host Donna Granata interviews acclaimed fiber artist, Michael Rohde.

Sponsored by: Jim & Meg Easton
Ongoing Sponsors: Dennis Mitchell at Matiz Salon, Creative Skin Care & Passion Flowers