Wed., Nov. 19, 2014 at 7 pm

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $10.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)


November 19: Guest Artist
Jane Lackey

Jane Lackey’s art has long engaged cross-disciplinary intersections of materials and process as active thinking. In her studio practice, conceptual ideas are slowly traced, entwined and materialized in drawings, sculpture and installations. Illusive aspects of movement, communication, and our physical selves surface in a narrative of mapped systems. Intimate and hand held or large scale and ambulatory, these works evoke self-reflection, scrutiny and comparison. Her artwork has recently been exhibited at the Loranger Art and Architecture Center, Detroit; The Wellcome Trust, London; I Space, Chicago; Ashville Art Museum, North Carolina; Beach Museum, Manhattan, KS; Exit Art, and Tang Museum, NY. She has received grants from Artist Trust, Seattle, the NEA and the Illinois Arts Council. She has been awarded residency/fellowships from the LaNapoule Foundation and Camargo Foundation in France and recently received the 2011 Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission and NEA. Her work is included in numerous private, public and museum collections. Lackey earned her BFA from California College of the Arts and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Head of the Fiber Department at first Kansas City Art Institute and then Cranbrook Academy of Art, she is currently an independent artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Upcoming Speakers

December 17 – Olivia Valentinecreator of architectural-scale texile-based installations. 

January, 2015  – Suzanne Tick is a hand weaver and sculptor who uses repurposed materials for her pieces.  Also with her business in NYC, she creates brand strategy, product design, develops and directs for commercial interior designers.

Additional meetings may be announced if a Visiting Artist's schedule permits a speaking engagement with TSGNY. 

Previous Speakers

For many years, members of the Textile Study Group of New York have been attending monthly programs featuring artists and authorities representing all aspects of the world of fiber.

2014-2015 Roster of Speakers:
     September – Matthew Cox, embroidery, painting.
     October – Anne Wilson, sculpture, drawing, performance.

During TSGNY’s 2013–2014 program year, these outstanding speakers presented programs about their work:

September – Warren Seelig, influential weaver who also teaches, lectures, curates, and writes about textile subjects.
October – Luci Arai, traditional sashiko embroidery on sumi-ink painted Japanese papers.
November – Beatrice Coron, papercutter who creates silhouette designs using an X-acto knife, paper, and Tyvek.
December – Pat Oleszko, street, stage, screen performance artist whose work ranges from humorous to absurd.
January – Glenn Adamson, newly applointed Director of the Museum of Arts and Design. 
February – Nathalie Miebach, translates meteorological, ecological, and oceanographic data into woven sculptures. 
March – Cynthia Schira, early proponent of computer-based weaving with an international reputation.
April – Dorothy Gill Barnes, sculptor who works with wood she harvests from felled trees.
May – Diane Savona preserves antique clothing and tools by sewing their structures under and onto vintage cloth.
June – Show of Members' Work

For a more detailed listing of our guest speakers click here.