Textiles show opens at Pepin galleryPEPIN — Curator Mary Hark will speak Feb. 23 at the opening reception for a new exhibit.
PEPIN — Curator Mary Hark will speak Feb. 23 at the opening reception for a new exhibit.
“Intersections: Contemporary West African Textiles,” at the Lake Pepin Art and Design Center, 408 Second St. The reception will begin at 7 p.m.
Hark is a Fulbright Scholar and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of design studies. She put together the exhibition of “kente, batik, industrially produced wax print cloth and hand-printed adinkra yardage,” art center spokesmen said.
Kente cloth, native to the country of Ghana, is a type of fabric made of interwoven woven cloth strips. Adinkra refers to symbols that are common in West African societies.
While in Ghana, Hark said, “I steeped myself in a world where the line between art and life is fundamentally blurred. Color, pattern and the presence of cloth permeate everything.”
The display can be seen until April 20. For more information, call (715) 442-4442 or go online to www.pepinartdesign.org.