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Artist Box contents for Laura Owens, Untitled, 2003. Embroidery floss, embroidery samples, printed color swatches and printers proof. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
Artist Box contents for Laura Owens, Untitled, 2003. Embroidery floss, embroidery samples, printed color swatches and printers proof. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations

February 2, 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 required
 
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.


FWM Studio staff members Kate Abercrombie and Avery Lawrence will discuss projects by former Artists-in-Residence Laura Owens and Shahzia Sikander and focus on how each of these artists approached edition printing using uncommon methods. Owens’ and Sikander’s print editions were manipulated and hand-embellished culminating in the creation of unique editions of artwork during their residencies at FWM. Participants will have an opportunity to screen-print, draw and practice embroidery techniques to create their own small work to take home.

About Kate Abercrombie
Kate Abercrombie is the Master Printer and Printing Production Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Abercrombie has an MFA from University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Fleisher/Ollman, Little Berlin and Black Floor. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

About Avery Lawrence
Avery Lawrence is the Studio Assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum and a lecturer in the undergraduate art program at the University of Pennsylvania. Lawrence received his bachelor's degree in Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree in Fine Arts (Program in Art) from the California Institute of the Arts. His works have been shown at the Orlando Museum of Art, FL; the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA; the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA and galleries around the country. 

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