Miami, Nov. 3, 2022 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Hialeah Campus will host “The Routes of Textile Art,” a panel discussion presented in conjunction with the World Textile Art’s (WTA) 10th Biennial Conference. The panel, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at MDC Hialeah Campus.
The panel will feature prominent textile artists, curators, scholars and cultural managers representing each of the WTA textile biennial participant nations. Panelists will include Fiona Kirkwood, Yosi Anaya, Tina Marais, Maria Ortega, Rina Gitlin, Ceci Arango, Silke, Chiara Cordoni and Elena Redaelli.
Celebrating WTA’s 25 anniversary, this year’s event will gather the creations of more than 100 invited local and international artists, with exhibits to be held in different venues across the globe including the following Miami-Dade County exhibition halls: Miami International Fine Art (MIFA), The Colombian Consulate, Lowe Art Museum, Miami Children’s Museum and Parodi Costume Collection.
In 1997, inspired by the ancient traditions of textile art, adding a contemporary flair, Colombian textile artist Pilar Tobón founded Women in Textile Art (WTA), later named World Textile Art to include more artists regardless of gender. The main objective of the WTA is to support contemporary textile artists from around the world, promoting this important art form through biennials and special events. In the same way, the organization develops different educational programs that foster their appreciation and practice. In 2022, WTA celebrates its 25th anniversary with the X International Biennial “25 YEARS WTA”, from October to December 2022 where more than 10 countries will interconnect to celebrate WTA’s history. To learn more visit, www.wta-online.org.
For more information about the panel discussion, please call 305-237-8812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the event at: https://tinyurl.com/3yj9c85x
WHAT: The Routes of Textile Art Panel Discussion
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m.
WHERE: MDC Hialeah Campus, Room 5101A, 1780 W 49th St