The City and County of Denver has an incredibly diverse collection of public art, but Brooke Jones, the Public Art Coordinator for DOCA and a fiber person feels there is always room for more fiber arts in the public art collection. Recently, she helped manage the temporary project located near Denver Union Station where the Ladies Fancywork Society “yarn bombed” a 400 foot construction fence with a beautiful crocheted garden. The project received international attention and has helped launch the Ladies Fancywork Society into even more exciting projects.
While it can seem to be a daunting task to think about public art as an option for fiber artists, there is a desire and need to add fiber works to our collection and most collections across the country. Brooke will be helping to dispel the myths about public art and encourage people to apply to the program.
When: Monday, January 24, 2011 6-8pm
Where: TACtile (Textile Arts Center) http://www.tactilearts.org/ 1955 South Quince Street, Suite 200
Cost: SAQA, FRCQ ,TACtile and SDA Members: Free Other Artists: $5.00
Space is limited so please RSVP to your rep: Carol Waugh