Inside the April/May 2008 Issue
Volume 34 Number 5
ON THE COVER: Carol Stein, Unspeakable, 2007; 16" x 13" x 13". Photo: Gary Langley. Courtesy of Andora
Gallery, Chicago. ABOVE: Patti Roberts-Pizzuto, Finding Home, 2006; acrylic, beeswax; embroidery on handmade
paper; 12" x 153/4". Photo: Aaron Packard. Figurative work by Stein, Roberts-Pizzuto, and Monika Aebischer
is the focus of the feature on page 38.
JIYOUNG CHUNG’S JOOMCHI
by Akiko Kotani with Bernard Freyberg
Western forms meet Korean roots in this emerging artist’s work. Chung combines an aesthetic
honed at RISD and Cranbrook with a traditional technique for “felting” handmade paper.
MEDITATIONS IN MIXED MEDIA
by Nina Graci, Mary Anker, and Lynn Cornelius Jablonski
Philosophy and psychology, the sacred and mundane flow through the work of Monika
Aebischer, Carol Stein, and Patti Roberts-Pizzuto.
THE LANGUAGE OF BOOKS
by Jennifer Brook
Fascinated by the interplay between form and content, an artist discovers a “culture of the
book.” Along the way: stamps and maps, explorations in Italy, and dialogue.
MARY ZICAFOOSE: WEAVINGS AND PRINTS
by Suzanne Smith Arney
The Nebraska artist’s tapestries require control at every step; her monoprints are more
spontaneous. They share a language of saturated color and bold shapes.
A DREAM COME TRUE: CLOTH FIBER WORKSHOP
by Dawn Cusick
For textile artist Barbara Zaretsky, opening a small business has been a creative process in itself.
Her vision is to offer a fiber-arts community resource in western North Carolina.
News & Notes
Florence Biennale | In Memoriam | Soulful Dress Forms |
By Design Program for Teen Book Artists | Recent Acquisitions |
Artist Awards | Action/Re-Action | Tutorials at Brookfield Craft
Center | and other tidbits from the fiber world
Conferences: Jacquard, Convergence, Tapestry, and more | BLUE
at the Textile Museum | Wearable Expressions | New Quilt Museum
Jennifer Falck Linssen: Contemporary Katagami
The Grainers’ Commandments of Collecting
Charla Khanna | marisa dipaola
Fiber Postcard Valentines
Pricked: Extreme Embroidery | Cecelia Kane | Cynthia Schira
Travel & Traditions
Guatemalan Textile Trunk Show | Sugar Maples Center for
Creative Arts | Ock Pop Tok
Current & Coming
Competitions & Opportunities
Cynthia Schira, Symbols (detail), 2007; fine white
Egyptian cotton, 40/2 black silk; jacquard woven;
42" x 27". A review of Schira’s recent solo show can
be found on page 58.