Field trip! This month we are marching out to the Lowe Art Museum on the UM campus to tour the collections and current exhibition, Antellian Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean. We are sure to be inspired by the vast works at the Lowe. Please join us!
This month, Fantastic Fibers Miami will meet at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.
Meeting time for this meeting is 4:00 PM
MOCA has been most generous in offering us the opportunity to meet in the Pavilion Gallery in support of their MOCA Teen programming. Please plan to stay for the Artist Talk immediately following at 5:30, given by Gregory Pierre-Louis, a MOCA Teen artist extraordinaire who curated the exhibition Fresh Threads, and whose excellent mixed meda work is on view. See photo of his work (above) Detail of Gregory Pierre-Louis x OREOFLIP / “Significant: Self”, 2018 / Acrylic, oil, fabric on canvas / 48 x 48 inches Read about it here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993002244292066/
This month, Fantastic Fibers Miami is all about the Yarn Bomb at MOCA and the Fresh Threads exhibition in the Pavilion Gallery. This show is because of the MOCA Teen art program and their work, as inspired by Fantastic Fibers Miami members, Morgan Lorenzo who organized all of it; Dana Yancoskie who contributed hours and hours, miles of crochet, and invaluabe pillar calculations and installation advice; and me with my knitted yarn bomb strips to which I added more, plus hours and hours of time teaching the kids to knit. They were great.
Our Artist Books from the 2017 Round Robin Project are also on view in the gallery. They are very cool.
Plan to bring your good ideas for group projects for the guild. Do you have something you have been working on? Show us!
Tell us about exhbitions you are in, classes you are teaching, projects you have planned.
We will be discussing upcoming yarn bombs and other projects. Including – World Wide Knit in Public Day has just been announced! June 9. Details as they become available..
Membership dues to Fantastic Fibers Miami are a mere $30 per year. Please bring cash or a check to join or renew your membership for 2018 so you will remain on this list to be part of an active, dynamic community of fiber and textile people of all persuasions. Have fun, make stuff.
MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is located at 770 NE 125th Street. Plenty of Free parking!
Miami in the summer ~ all about trying to stay cool!
Fantastic Fibers takes a bit of a hiatus in August while we regrop for the coming of ‘season.’ No meeting this month!
Next meeting is September 30, 2017. Going forward, all meetings will be held on the LAST Saturday of the month at Pamela Palma Designs, Studio 41, The Bakehouse.
Please keep working on you embellishments for October 28 when we yarn bomb Omni Park with Perez Art Museum Miami. PAMM is asking for a Caribbean flair so think bright colors, animal and flower motifs, cultural symbols, lace.
Coming up – our monthly meeting on Saturday June 24 at 2:00. Bring the Fiber Book if you are part of this fun project. We will be making items for the Omni Park Yarn Bombing project so please bring yarn, needles, hooks, etc. These crochet flowers were made by an FFM member. I am inspired!
Saturday June 10 was World Wide Knit in Public Day. Thanks to Perez Art Museum Miami for hosting us for the second year in a row! We did attract a lot of attention! We had experienced knitters, those who hadn’t knitted in ages, and total newbies, as well as visitors from as far away as Beijing and Germany. Kerry Keeler, PAMM’s Education Outreach Manager, surprised us with small looms and bulky yarn. We had lots of fun with them! Our Knit in Public Day was filled with diversity, including the rousing beats of the Jamaican Percussion Ensemble! Thanks everyone for coming out!
Saturday, June 10 is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Join Pamela Palma Designs and Fantastic Fibers Miami at Perez Art Museum Miami from 12 – 5 as we knit along with hundreds of others across the globe for this annual event. Bring your knitting or come to learn a few stitches. FREE Admission to PAMM! FREE particiaption in this international event. Crochet, weave, make lace…all good!