FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 15, 2021
Contact: Karen Kincaid Brady, (512) 478-2335
Japanese Shibori: 800 Years of Tradition
An Austin School of Fiber Arts Lecture at the Neill-Cochran House Museum
Who: Neill-Cochran House Museum
When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Doors open: 5:30PM)
Where: 2310 San Gabriel Street | Austin, Texas 78705
The Neill-Cochran House Museum has joined up with the Austin School of Fiber Arts for exciting lectures and workshops with Master Artists from around the world. Join us for an evening of exploration and learning with our Master Artists. Learn about their work, inspirations, techniques, and the development of their art. Refreshments will be served. Bring the family or a friend. Lynne Brotman is a veteran Shibori Artist who will speak on the history of this Japanese art tradition.
Follow her down the Tokaido Road to learn when and how Shibori (resist dyeing) was created and progressed. It is now a dying art form in Japan. She will cover the current issues the master Shibori artisans are facing and introduce the artists who are trying to keep it alive. Learn their unique techniques, about their tools and how Shibori is portrayed in Japanese woodblock prints. Join Lynne and enjoy a delicious Still Austin cocktail for a fun and interesting evening. An interpreter will be provided for the hearing-impaired.
Lynne Brotman is a fiber/mixed media artist based in Austin, Texas. Her work has been juried into several exhibitions including, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles High Fiber and Fiber Art at Poudre Studio and Gallery and most recently Soul of America in Georgetown Art Gallery. She has completed artists residencies in Japan and Mexico and will travel to Sardinia, Italy to complete a third. Her work utilizes cross-cultural symbolism, especially pertaining to color and texture and its effect on our beliefs and actions. She is active in raising awareness for fiber art, both nationally and local.
Admission is $15 to the general public, $10 to students with valid ID and members of the of the Neill-Cochran House Museum, and $5 for Fiber Arts Guild members. To ensure the safety of our guests, speakers, and staff at the in person event, we request that all participate in safe social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on our site. The sides of the tent will be open to ensure open airflow, and all chairs will be spaced apart for proper social distancing. Sanitation stations will also be available to all guests.
About the Neill-Cochran House Museum
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is an independent nonprofit that preserves and reflects the experience of some of Austin’s earliest residents. Built in 1855, the house and the collections it displays shed light on the local, individual, and political history of our always-growing city. Today, the museum features rotating exhibits, a speaker series called “Modern Times,” and free monthly events for the entire family. The house and museum are the 9th and 10th oldest structures still standing in Austin.
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