Garden Sale & Celebration
Slow Fiber Studios Annex
1825 8th St, Berkeley, CA
SATURDAY • JUNE 05 • 1 pm to 5 pm PST
Masks and social distancing observed
On June 5, right after Michel Garcia’s “Indigo Vat in Your Home” Workshop, Slow Fiber Studios will be hosting an Open House and Garden Sale. Exchange, sell, give away artworks, textiles, books, yarns, fabric, art supplies, baked goods, and more. This is an opportunity for the textile community to reconnect. Drop-in and support networking and local makers and farmers! No registration required to attend, but please wear your mask.
We are offering limited table space to display artworks, collectibles, and more. Table participants must be fully vaccinated. Confirmed artists are Dianne Ayres, Chris Buckley and Sandra Sardjono, Jaret Elbert, Ellen Hauptli, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Elisa Ligon, Liz Fitzgerald, Mayumi Fujio, Elizabeth Jerde, Parul Naresh, Peggy Osterkamp, Tricia Robinson, Masako Takahashi, Priscilla Troy, Arlene Wohl, Slow Fiber Studios Shop, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, and Egg Tarts by Lukas.
CONTRIBUTIONS to the Slow Fiber Studios are appreciated, i.e. purchasing recording(s) for the Conversations with Cloth series ONE, and Series TWO.
1:30 pm to 2 pm: BREATHE WITH ME, worldwide projects presented by the artist, Svetlana Stanislavskaya GOUS, Q&A, and her installation in the garden to follow.
3 pm to 4 pm: TAC members watch the lecture RYUKYU BASHOFU,
Banana Fiber Textiles of Okinawa, by Kana TAIRA,
hosted by the Textile Arts Council of the M.H. de Young Museum
4 pm to 4:30 pm: BREATHE WITH ME, worldwide projects presented by the artist, Svetlana Stanislavskaya GOUS, Q&A, and her installation in the garden to follow.
Artist Profile and Projects
Svetlana Stanislavskaya Gous is a producer of global participatory art and site-specific performances, fiber and land artist of “Breathe with Me.”
Breathe with Me, a global participatory art/ action in the times of the pandemic, is safe and sustainable. This ongoing global art project by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030 has a mission to bring the world together with one simple, universal action: breathing.
It was launched in 2019 at the UN Climate Summit in NYC. In the midst of the pandemic, two adaptations of these projects were carried out successfully and safely, bringing communities together to “paint their breath” – in Tukums, Latvia, and in Palo Alto, USA.
The 350-foot-long canvas filled with linked breaths became a meeting place and a stage to many local creatives and site-specific events and performances. Many new friendships and relationships were forged during the five weeks of its existence, helping us “become a community again.” The painted canvas will be repurposed for other artworks which will be discussed in my talk. The sustainability of both art/action events was very important and took a lot of creative thinking!