An old favourite of mine – would simply love to see this exhibition, I love the way it is described in this little vid.
Alber Elbaz is very emotional, but whilst describing the dresses the white satin one for me could be worn today totally timeless, classic and elegant chic.
Today the first Paris exhibition devoted to Jeanne Lanvin, founder of the oldest French fashion house still in business, opens at the Palais Galliera. Curated by Olivier Saillard in collaboration with Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz, the show explores the breadth of Jeanne Lanvin’s artistry as a designer. Style.com’s Tim Blanks had the opportunity to preview the show with Elbaz to discuss the importance of her work, from the house’s iconic mother/daughter logo to Jeanne Lanvin’s final piece—a simple dress with “wings.” Elbaz explains that for years Jeanne Lanvin didn’t get the recognition she deserved because her pieces whispered, they didn’t shout. “But when you go deeper…,” he says. Take a deeper look with Elbaz and Blanks here.
Jeanne Lanvin is on display at the Palais Galliera through August 23.
Our Tango social dance otherwise known as a Milonga has now officially got a name (see the images below), a fantastic sign painted by an artist in Buenos Aires called Jorge Muscia. See his site at www.muscia.com
He has painted a pheonix on the ‘S’, which was his idea but is totally relevant to the regeneration and renewal of growth and energy in Cockermouth. It also features the ciebo national flower of Argentinia and the flag- blue and white stripes but with a pheonix in the centre instead of a gold sun. But it has really brought some sunshine into our freezing cold December dance nights, more powerfully than any Christmas decoration could ever have done and we get to show it every month like a mini exhibition in a Milonga.
Jorge Muscia with Maggi Toner-Edgar in Buenos Aires displaying all his hard work, painted with larger than life colours, which seem to store the South American sunshine.
NETS Exhibition Australia Geelong Forum
It is great to see all the wonderful textile work shown at the Geelong Forum in Australia, all courtesy of Angie Wyman who took the exhibits from our Textile Network Group over there and displayed them alongside our Australian colleagues.
Angie hard at work doing the prep for the exhibition – Well Done Angie on behalf of the Northern Textile Network in the UK, she did us proud. Here alongside are some examples of her work also showing in the NETS exhibition in Australia.
|Left to Right: Maggi Toner-Edgar, Janet Wilde, Gwyn Hunt and Valerie Kirk
Pieces by Valerie Kirk
The above pieces by me are digital print outs of textile designs if you would like to see a couple of them printed onto silk go along to the C-Art Christmas Exhibition at the Tullie House Gallery in Carlisle Cumbria from 16th December onwards, where you can also buy interesting local craft pieces in the shop by Amanda Mercer and Emma Wiggington. There will be a dynamic night in the final week, Thursday 7th February when I will be hosting the Contemporary Vision 20 x 20 event in the Tullie House Lecture theatre, where Artists will be showing 20 examples of their work. It is a rapid paced event with only 20 seconds per slide and a n interactive audience Q & A session afterwards. Hope to see you there.
http://www.greystokeartsfestival.co.uk/ Come along to Greystoke Church and School to see some wonderful Textile and Ceramic exhibits this weekend. It is on over the whole Bank Holiday weekend with a Private showing at 6.30 on Friday Evening 4th May 2012. If you are in the Lake District for a break come and see us.
See full information at this link greystokeflier