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November/December 2007

 
 
Contents
3rd Annual Student Showcase
Chinese Kites: A Rich Tradition
Fiber-Postcard Valentine Details
Textile Tours - Updated
In Memoriam: Lenore Tawney
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In Memoriam: Lenore Tawney

We were sorry to hear that Lenore Tawney, one of the fiber art movement's pioneers, passed away on September 24th, four months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Having studied art in the 1940s under Bauhaus teachers, Tawney began doing experimental weavings in the mid-1950s, often leaving warp threads exposed. For several decades she wove groundbreaking hanging sculptures with wide and narrow portions. She also created-even through the 2000s-assemblages, collages, drawings, and constructions with thread.
Tawney's career was discussed at length in an article by Judith Stein in Fiberarts, September/October 1997, when the artist was 90 years old.

>>Download "The Inventive Genius of Lenore Tawney:
Reflections on a Lifetime of Art"

Other Resources
-browngrotta arts, which represents Tawney’s work, has a new monograph, Lenore Tawney: Drawing in Air, that chronicles her 1960s pen-and-ink drawings and the 1990s thread sculptures they inspired. An earlier browngrotta arts publication, Lenore Tawney: Celebrating Five Decades of Work (2000),is also still available.

-Tawney’s postcard collages were featured in a 2002 book from Pomegranate Communications, Lenore Tawney: Signs on the Wind.

 

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