Happy 50th, HGB!
Begun by five Boulder weavers in 1964, for the past 50 years the Guild has successfully carried out its mission of exploring and encouraging handweaving and related textile arts in the Boulder community. Membership now totals nearly 400 members.
Upcoming events celebrating our 50th anniversary include:
The Art of Fiber: 50 years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder opens December 5 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. This juried exhibit includes a broad spectrum of fiber-related art showcasing both traditional fiber art forms and cutting- edge trends in the fiber arts.
Luminescence, an illuminated woven sculpture at the entrance to The Dairy Center, was conceived and created by a group of Guild members and given by the Guild to The Dairy Center for the Arts. This beautiful piece of outdoor sculpture will remain lighted during the Guild’s exhibit.
On December 8, at the regularly scheduled Guild meeting, we will hold an anniversary reunion brunch. Members are encouraged to invite former members and to share stories of their own guild experiences.
The December 2014 issue of The Beat is available.
Beauty and Necessity: Rio Grande Textiles from the Durango Collection® at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO; until December 17, 2014
See The Beat for a list of exhibits.
In December of 2011 The Handweavers Guild of Boulder hosted a tribute luncheon to honor Linda Ligon, founder of Interweave. The program is available on YouTube in 15-minute increments to stream more easily.
We're back in our usual digs - the day guild meeting is in Barker Hall, and the evening guild meeting is in the Frazier Room. Thanks to Mountain View Methodist Church for working with us on meeting locations while the church was undergoing repairs post-flood. Don't forget to bring your library books back to the September meeting!