Thursday, October 15, 2009

Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery...

October 5th-30th, 2009

The Reception for the show will be held this Friday October 16th from 6-9pm

Looking beyond the somber events and recent conflicts in the US and abroad, "Fast Forward" proposes an alternate future based on themes of community, unity, and human collaboration. While recognizing the impossibility of utopia, the artists' work focuses on the possibilities of our collective efforts.

Artists include Alyson Beaton and KJ Bradley, Sun Choi, Janet Ecklebarger, Harold Mendez, Ellen Rothenberg, JAM: Marianne Fairbanks and Jane Palmer (Noon Solar), Christine Tarkowski, and Renee Prisble Una.

About Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery
The NEIU gallery is located at 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue in building E in the northwest area of the campus. Parking is free in parking lot F the night of the reception only. The Fine Arts Center Gallery is a visual exhibition space committed to showing innovative works of art in all media within a pluralistic, culturally diverse setting. Please call 773-442-4944 for gallery hours and more information.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Come see our Fall line at Accessoiree, October 28th

Please come see us at this event sponsored by the AIBI. We will be showing and taking pre-orders on our Fall 09 line for Holiday delivery.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Most Amazing Textile made with Spider Silk!!

This 11-foot-long cloth is woven from the thread of golden orb spiders will be at the American Museum of Natural History starting Thursday.

What makes it amazing you ask?

-Only the females produce the silk, which is renowned for both its striking saffron color and its tensile strength (five to six times stronger than steel by weight).

-the spider would then be placed in a harness, with 23 others, and sit more or less patiently as a spool tugged the rest of its web out in continuous threads that could sometimes stretch as long as 400 yards before the spider had given its all.

-Not one thread ever broke on the loom — it’s that strong!

For a link to the entire article featured in the New York Times click here

Published: September 22, 2009