bachrach blue urn

Wed., May 20, 2015 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.)


May 20: Guest Speaker
David Paul Bacharach

For over 30 years David Paul Bacharach has been creating unique woven metal compositions in his studio in northern Maryland, drawing from diverse artistic and cultural sources. His jewelry line represents the wearable scale of his unique art. He also makes wall sculptures, furniture, sculpture and installations.


David Paul Bacharach’s art graces an impressive array of public and corporate buildings, museums and numerous private collections, including the White House, the American Embassy, the US Department of the Treasury, Fidelity Investments, Monsanto, The American Craft Museum, Pennsylvania State University and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

David Paul Bachrach’s sculpture and jewelry have been shown in over 50 solo and group exhibitions from Paris to Philadelphia, Indiana to Ireland and Santa Fe. He has been widely praised for his virtuoso metalwork. 


Upcoming Speakers 

June 17, 2015: Annual Members' Showcase of Current Work

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.
     November – Jane Lackey, drawings, sculpture, installations 
     December – Olivia Valentine, lacemaking, photography
January – Suzanne Tick, handwaving, sculpture
     February – Elizabeth Billings, ikat, installations
March - Joan Morris,
     April - Rod Kiracofe, author, curator, quilt collector 


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.