SPONSORED: For the next 31 days of March, contemporary artists from across the country will be creating new works and engaging with the public on the Art and History Museums – Maitland’s campus.

Art31 is a series of exhibits and events that will pop-up throughout the month. The centerpiece exhibition, Art31:Fiber, will be on view from March 2 to April 22 in the Maitland Art Center galleries, located at 231 W. Packwood Drive [GMap]. The exhibition will feature works by Alisha McCurdy, Hye Shine, and Carrie Sieh; internationally recognized artists that have created thought-provoking works with cloth, paper, and other fibrous materials.

The official exhibition kick-off will occur during Culture Pop! Art31:Fiber  from 6-9 p.m. March 2 at A&H’s Maitland Art Center. This event will feature short films from Enzian Theater, performance art, pop-up exhibition by A&H Artist-in-Action Suzanne Oberholtzer, live music by Ancient Sun, and much more.

Other events during the month-long celebration include:

  • Art31: Fiber Artist Talk – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 3
    A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland
    Art31: Fiber artists Alisha McCurdy and Carrie Sieh will discuss their processes and more at this free talk. Preceding the talk, Carrie will present a lecture titled “Cultural Excavation Through Art.”
  • A&H’s Art School Fiber Workshops
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
    March 10: Yarn & Fabric Design with instructor Hye Shin
    March 11:
    Viking Knit with instructor Linda Banning
    March 18:
    Macrame for Jewelry with instructor Candace Stern
    Join us at these hands-on workshops for adults of all skill levels. Visit art31.org for times, prices and to register.
  • Orlando Modern Quilt Guild Demonstrations – noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
    A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum
    Celebrating the American quilt-making tradition in conjunction with Art31: Fiber, Orlando Modern Quilt Guild members will demonstrate quilt-making at the Waterhouse Residence Museum. Interacting with visitors, they will showcase how quilt-making with beautiful abstract patterns continues to flourish as an art form today.
  • Thursday Tours of Art31: Fiber exhibition – noon-12:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland

    A&H’s Director of Experiences will lead tours of the Art31: Fiber exhibition. On March 22, Art31: Fiber artist Hye Shin will lead a special tour of her installations.
  • Art31: Fiber Open Artist Studios – Fridays from March 9 to April 20
    Studios at Lake Lily
    Art31: Fiber artists Suzanne Oberholtzer and Hye Shin will host open studio hours once a week in their Artists-in-Action studios. Come meet them and learn about their processes as they work.
  • Artist Critique & Conversation – 6-9 p.m. March 14
    A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Every year Art31 brings a nationally celebrated art professional to Maitland Art Center to focus on artist development through the A&H’s Artist Critique & Conversation program.  The public is welcome to attend and enjoy learning how a well-established professional evaluates artistic skill, process and content. The 2018 critique is a free portfolio review by Nomi Dale Kleinman, professor in Textile Surface Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A talk on Slow Weaving by Nomi at 6 p.m. will be followed by the Critique at 7 p.m.
  • Art31 Family Days at Winter Park Art Festival – March 16-18
    Winter Park Central Park
    Free art activities at the Children’s Workshop Village by the Art31 tent at The 59th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Enjoy hands-on activities for the entire family. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals.
  • Art31: Fiber Finale – 7-9 p.m. March 30
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Enjoy a performance by Accidental Music Festival (AMF), and have a last chance to meet “Godrick”. Ensemble AMF is a group of musicians equally at home in the worlds of classical and improvised music. The group will present premiers of several new open-form, open-instrumentation compositions based on different meanings of the word fiber.
  • Jack Fields’ Artist Talk & Movie Screening – 7-9 p.m. April 11
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Multi-talented artist Jack Fields will discuss the development of his unique puppets, including Godrick, and his works on film, and the many ways he uses fiber arts techniques in his storytelling. His short film Happy Memories will be screened, and several puppets will make special appearances in this unforgettable Artist Talk.

For more information, visit www.art31.org or contact 407.539.2181.

AlishaMcCurdy-“Florida Mineral Map”

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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