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Artists-in-Residence Stephen Petronio and Janine Antoni with FWM Director of Studio Operations Nami Yamamoto preparing the woven cloth used for the performance-based exhibition Ally, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Artists-in-Residence Stephen Petronio and Janine Antoni with FWM Director of Studio Operations Nami Yamamoto preparing the woven cloth used for the performance-based exhibition Ally, 2016. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations

January 19, 2018–12:00 to 1:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 
Free and open to the public, suggested donation of $5
Space is limited, RVSP suggested, walk-ins welcome
 
Click here to register for this event. 
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


Esteemed former and current FWM Project Coordinators and artists Mary Anne Friel and Nami Yamamoto will engage in a lively conversation about the collaborative and experimental processes of such notable former Artists-in-Residence as Chris Burden, María Fernanda Cardoso, Teresita Fernández, Ed Ruscha and Carrie Mae Weems.

About Mary Anne Friel
Mary Anne Friel is an artist who explores the dynamic interface of nature and culture. She is currently doing fieldwork at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Friel is an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the Department of Textiles. Prior to joining the RISD faculty she worked at The Fabric Workshop and Museum for twenty-eight years as Master Printer and Project Coordinator and served as West Coast Director in Oakland, CA, 1990-99. She has co-curated the exhibitions Relatively Related: Solo of Xiang Yang, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China; Close at Hand, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Blur: Six Artists/Six Designers in Contemporary Practice at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

Nami Yamamoto
Nami Yamamoto is the Director of Studio Operations at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Yamamoto received an MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art (Baltimore, MD) and BFA from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts (Aichi, Japan). She is the recipient of several grants including a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Award and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Yamamoto has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley; Shelburne Museum, VT; and Siegen Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany. She is an adjunct faculty in the Textile Graduate Design department at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia University).

Major support for Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

The Coby Foundation, Ltd.National Endowment for the ArtsJoy of Giving Something

Pennsylvania Council on the ArtsThe Philadelphia Cultural Fund