Design Gallery at UW-Madison
If you haven't already seen it, don't miss the enthralling exhibit — Laura Anderson Barbata: Transcommunality — at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on the UW Madison campus through Friday, November 21. The gallery is located in Nancy Nicholas Hall, in the School of Human Ecology. It's a fiber fantasy filled with rich colors, textures, costumes in wildly varying scales and motifs, along with a number of fascinating videos.
November 20, 5 pm - Mexican Textiles Up Close in Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection with Carolyn Kallenborn: Associate Professor, Design Studies, UW-Madison. Her film, "Woven Lives," examines the role of art and design in cultural sustainability.
Edgewood College Gallery
La Luz y La Sombra (The Light and The Shadow)
This textile and video installation is also the work of Carolyn Kallenborn, Associate Professor in Design Studies, UW-Madison. Inspiration for her art comes from the rich cultural exchange through collaborations with textile artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. The exhibit runs hrough November 7.
Remembrance and Celebration:
Day of the Dead Altars
This is a community art project with over 175 personal altars. Through November 7, 2014
Day of the Dead Festival
Saturday, November 1
6:30 pm: Dying to Cross Candlelight Vigil @ Stream Amphitheatre
7pm: Premiere of La vida y los muertos @ Diane Ballweg Theatre
8 pm: Outdoor Candlelight Procession wiith Larger than life puppets, UW World Percussion Ensemble, and the Forward Marching Band
8:45: Danztrad @ Stream Atrium
9 pm: 2nd screening of film
Until 11pm: Food and music by DJ Ken Horn
Having seen Kallenborn's film on textile artists in Oaxaca, I am looking forward to this new film. Here is a trailer for the film. See Edgewood College Gallery @ The Stream for details.