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Upcoming at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Below are all the Funk Center’s events for this season for consideration for your calendar.

Who: (organization) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

What: (Event) Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

When: (dates, time) through December 14

Where: (Name of venue, address) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Why: (a brief description of the purpose) Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America visually chronicles the history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, European, and African traditions to its contemporary presence in the fine art and craft worlds. The baskets in this exhibition convey meaning and interpret American life through the artists’ choices of materials; the techniques and forms they select; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ.

Web/Facebook address: textiles.fit.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/RuthFunkCenter/

Contact for public: (for tickets, questions, etc.) 321-674-8313

Media contact Donna Sewell dsewell2011@fit.edu

Image Credit:  Charissa Brock, Adagio, 2013. Tiger bamboo, waxed linen thread. Photos courtesy of the National Basketry Organization.

Who: (organization) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

What: (Event) Gallery Tour by Exhibit Co-Curator Dr. Jo Stealey, University of Missouri

When: (dates, time) Tuesday, October 8, 2019; Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.

Where: (Name of venue, address) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Why: (a brief description of the purpose) Join us for an insider’s tour of Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America by exhibition co-curator Jo Stealey!
Web/Facebook address: textiles.fit.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/RuthFunkCenter/

Contact for public: (for tickets, questions, etc.) 321-674-8313

Media contact Donna Sewell dsewell2011@fit.edu

Image Credit:  Feather Basket, Central California (possibly Yokuts), ca. 1890. Sumac, devil’s claw, wool, quail feathers, coiling. Photography by Joe Johnson.

Who: (organization) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

What: (Event) Spinning and Weaving Week Basket Weaving Demos

When: (dates, time) October 8-12, 2019 during business hours
Where: (Name of venue, address) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Why: (a brief description of the purpose) Throughout national Spinning & Weaving Week local basket weavers will be onsite during regular business hours demonstrating a variety of weaving techniques.

Web/Facebook address: textiles.fit.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/RuthFunkCenter/

Contact for public: (for tickets, questions, etc.) 321-674-8313

Media contact with email Donna Sewell dsewell2011@fit.edu

Who: (organization) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

What: (Event) Kids’ Woven Ornament Playshop with Dean Brown
When: (dates, time) Saturday, November 2, 2019; 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Where: (Name of venue, address) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Why: (a brief description of the purpose) Join basket weaver Dean Brown for a playshop just for kids!
Web/Facebook address: textiles.fit.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/RuthFunkCenter/

Contact for public: (for tickets, questions, etc.) 321-674-8313

Media contact Donna Sewell dsewell2011@fit.edu

Who: (organization) Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

What: (Event) “Remembrance and Resistance: Historical Encounters in the Baskets of Contemporary Native American Women Artists” by Dr. Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri

When: (dates, time) Tuesday, November 12, 2019; Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m
Where: (Name of venue, address) Digital Scholarship Lab, Evans Library (2nd Floor), Florida Tech,  150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Why: (a brief description of the purpose) Kristin Schwain is Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri. Her recent research seeks to complicate the story of American modernism by examining the roles played by religion, race, region, and consumption in the production, display, and reception of American visual and material culture.
Web/Facebook address: textiles.fit.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/RuthFunkCenter/

Contact for public: (for tickets, questions, etc.) 321-674-8313

Media contact Donna Sewell dsewell2011@fit.edu

Image Credit:  Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, b. 1957), They Were Called Kings, 2013. Watercolor paper, archival inks, acrylic paint; plaiting.  Photography by Joe Johnson.

Best regards,

    Donna Sewell
Manager, Visitor Services
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Celebrating 10 Years! Reflecting Culture. Creating Community.   321.674.6129 I
 textiles.fit.edu

150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901