Strings Attached: Tradition Meets Contemporary Woven Art

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Gallery

March 5 through May 15, 2016

Autumn image

Autumn, by Susan Beeler Anderson, 2015 (25 x 26in)

On March 5, 2016, PMH unveiled a new exhibition displaying remarkable contemporary and traditional weaving. This art, created by the members of the Bobbinwinder’s Guild of the San Gabriel Valley, is inspired by modern global aesthetics and production techniques, as well as historical techniques of weaving and design.

For sixty years, the Bobbinwinders Guild has fostered the ancient tradition of weaving, producing striking fine and decorative art. In June 1955, when orange groves still dominated the landscape in the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys, fifteen weavers gathered to celebrate their craft and became the founding members of the organization.

The diverse work of local weavers was showcased in this exhibition. Examples of looms and other tools of the trade were also on display.

The Bobbinwinders Guild demonstrated spinning and weaving in the gallery every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm during the run of the exhibition.

This exhibition was sponsored in part by Kathleen Waln, Susan Beeler Anderson, Fran Brunsell and George Sehn, JoAnn Kilkeary, Village Spinning and Weaving Shop, Karen Carter, Suzanne Chappell, Mary Hopkins, Thea Lennox, and Lillian Sergio.

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