March means it's time for the annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture. Presented by The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, this year's event includes both a lecture and film screening on consecutive evenings.
"Woven Lives/Vidas Entetejidas"
A film by Carolyn Kallenborn, Design Studies Department
Wednesday, February 29th, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The film will be shown first and will be follwed by a textile viewing and a discussion with Prof. Kallenborn and Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, Director, Museo Textil de Oaxaca
“Marrying Tradition and Innovation: Collaborations between Oaxacan Artisans and 21st-century Designers”
A lecture by Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, Director, Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Thursday, March 1st, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Both events will take place at:
Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive, UW-Madison, WI
Both events are free and open to the public
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The textiles of Oaxaca, Mexico are known for their vibrant colors and bold designs. The master dyers and weavers of Oaxaca who make them have inherited skills passed down for generations. Thanks in part to the work of social entrepreneur Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, this rich heritage will endure through collaborations between Oaxacan artisans and international designers. The pioneering director of the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Fuentes Quintana is passionate about preserving and renewing Oaxaca's vibrant textile culture by fostering innovation that respects tradition.
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UW-Madison Design Studies professor Carolyn Kallenborn has participated in this exchange. Her beautifully crafted film documents the "woven lives" of some of Oaxaca's finest textile artisans working at this fertile crossroad between the old and the new.