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Wednesday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SAORI Weaving: the beauty with lack of intention

Our friends at TSE, with whom we have put on three shows recently featuring adult artists with different brains, want to present the work of a group of women who have been learning an unusual weaving process called SAORI. Their artist/teacher, Chiaki O'Brien, recently returned from a visit to her home in Japan.

SAORI is a contemporary hand-weaving technique created in Japan in 1968 by weaver Miaso Jo. SAORI places more emphasis on free expression and creativity than on specific technical skill or regularity of the woven cloth. Since no two weavers are alike in personality or in artistic vision, it is natural every single cloth, freely woven by unique individuals, is beautiful in a different way.

Irregular selvages (edges) and accidental skips of thread add to the un-programmed beauty of SAORI cloth. This acceptance, and in fact celebration, of the unexpected is essence of "the beauty with lack of intention."

The six women working with Chaiki on this project have each prepared new work for this show. Each has grown in their mastery of this democratic weaving style, and each has evolved a growing sense of herself as an artist.

Two Opening Receptions: • Wednesday, October 8th from 12 noon to 2 o'clock • Tuesday, October 14th from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.

A Community Workshop in SAORI weaving will be offered on Tuesday, October 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact George with questions or for registration: 612 587-0230 or george@homewoodstudios.com.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

GUTHEMA ROBA: Publication Reading

Poet (and Golden Valley Library librarian) Guthema Roba, who read his poetry at Homewood Studios a year ago, returns to the gallery on Saturday, October 11th to read from his new volume of poetry, Wake Up and Roar.

Roba's passionate, mystical and imagistic poetry transported the audience on his last visit. We expect the same energies will apply this time.

The reading begins at 7 o'clock. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free and open. Bring another poetry lover with you.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TALKABOUT: Charlie Quimby

Join TalkAbout host, Julie Landsman, as she welcomes Charlie Quimby to the gallery for a conversation.

The old entertainment adage tells writers, “if you want to send a message, call Western Union.” Charlie Quimby’s first novel, MONUMENT ROAD, grew out of his experiences with family members' suicides, and he is at work on a second novel in which homelessness plays a central role. Come hear how one writer balances his concern for social issues with the demands of fiction to reach broad audiences of readers.

MONUMENT Road, has received several honors and recognitions. Charlie is a native Coloradan who has spent most of his life in Minnesota after studying at Carleton College.

He is a co-author of Planning to Stay, a guide for how to assess your community and take control of its development. Since 2004, he’s blogged about culture and politics at Across the Great Divide and has served as a communications fellow with Growth & Justice.

Website: www.charliequimby.com

Thursday, January 8 - Saturday, January 31, 2015

JULIE & MAURY LANDSMAN: Windows

Homewood Studios resident artist, Julie Landsman (painter) and her husband Maury (photographer), are planning a show around the theme of windows.

Details anon and as they solidify in the artists' minds.

Thursday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MITCHELL WILLIAMS: Drawings

It is with great pride and pleasure we announce this show. Mitchell is a child of our neighborhood, we have known him since he was a baby. Now he has a child of his own, and drawings of her will be in this show.

Mitchell is a composer/musician, a film maker and a visual artist. We happily anticipate viewing his new work and seeing his community support him.

Details about opening reception and gallery talk anon.

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