Innovations In Textiles 2015 Oct. 2-4, Sign up for the guided bus tour!

For more information, please contact:

Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

314.725.1177 x 323



Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director

The Sheldon Art Galleries

314-533-9900 x31 or


Melissa Whitwam, Exhibitions Manager

The Foundry Art Centre

636.255.0270, Ext. 112 or


Innovations in Textiles 2015 Symposium Weekend + Bus Tour

Innovations in Textiles 10 is a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art. Over 25 nonprofit and private arts organizations join forces to present exhibitions related to fiber art created by national and international artists.


WHENFriday, October 2 + Saturday, October 3 + Sunday, October 4.



October 2:         Free Self-Guided Gallery Hop. For an easy-to-use map, see the attached map.


October 3:            Innovations Bus Tour

$45 per person – Space is limited

Join us for an all-day bus tour starting at the Contemporary Art Museum with keynote speaker Jenelle Porter. Afterwards, get on the bus for gallery talks at the Sheldon Art Galleries, Regional Arts Commission, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and the Kemper Art Museum. Box lunch of your choice provided. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at



Welcome Remarks and a look at Sheila Hicks with CAM curator Kelly Shindler.        



FREE Keynote presentation with Jenelle Porter @ Contemporary Art Museum and a look at Sheila Hicks with curator Kelly Shindler(3750 Washington Blvd.)


Jenelle Porter is an independent curator and partner in Purtill Family Business, a Los Angeles design studio specializing in art books. From 2011 to 2015, Porter was Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Recent exhibitions include “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present”. Prior to joining ICA Boston, she was curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2005-2010), and from 1998-2001 she was curator at Artists Space in New York. She was a curatorial fellow at the Walker Art Center (1997-98) and a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1994-1997).



Gallery Talk with artist Larry Krone @ Sheldon Art Galleries (3648 Washington Blvd)


Gallery Talk with curator Nina Gancie @ Regional Arts Commission Gallery

(6128 Delmar Blvd.)

2:00pm             Gallery Talk with curator Jane Sauer @ Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Blvd.)


 Gallery Talk with curator Meredith Malone @ Kemper Art Museum

(1 Brookings Dr.)

6 - 9:00pm     

Closing Reception @ Art Saint Louis (1223 Pine Street)


October 4: FIBER EAST: Self-guided tour to outlying galleries in Alton and Edwardsville.

Join us for a self-guided tour of fiber arts in Alton and Edwardsville. Visit with artists in their studios, grab lunch, and hear gallery talks.



Private Art/ Public Practice: A conversation with Sun Smith-Foret and Edna Patterson Petty (200 N. Center Drive, Alton, IL 62002)


 Lunch on Your Own – OR lunch with fiber friends at My Just Desserts


Studio Presentation with Lillian By Design (136 Front Street, Alton, IL 62002)


Artist talk and reception for Material Revival Exhibition (Edwardsville Art Center –6155 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025)

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