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Make Night: The Art of Fabrication


Thursday, February 26, 2015


06:00 PM–08:00 PM

Registration Ended

This special Make Night features a talk with fiber artist Annet Couwenberg about the role of fabric in the Golden Age of Dutch painting and the role it plays in our lives now. This talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) where participants will create plaster casts of fabric. 

The program coincides with HAND/MADE, an exhibition organized by MICA’s EDS students, on view January 30 through March 15 at MICA’s Fox Building, Decker Gallery.

Proceeds from this workshop benefit MICA.

Make Night is a unique, dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. Each Make Night includes one drink ticket.

About the Artist

A Baltimore-based visual artist working in tapestry and embroidery, Annet Couwenberg teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She served as chair of the fiber department from 1989 to 2008 and recently spearheaded the school's curriculum in Wearable Technology and Smart Textiles. Annet has developed a diverse curriculum in the fiber department and with outside institutions, including a collaboration with the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam. She has also organized travel study abroad programs in Turkey, Peru, Vietnam, Spain, Morocco, and Portugal.

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