Friends of Textiles Lecture Series Will Feature Artist Kerr Grabowski

By  //  November 4, 2014

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will present a gallery tour of her work

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will host guest artist Kerr Grabowski in the next Friends of Textiles Lecture Series event on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:15 p.m. at the center, which is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne.

Kerr Grabowski

Kerr Grabowski

At 6 p.m., Grabowski will present a gallery tour of her work. The talk is presented in conjunction with the center’s current exhibit, Embellished: A Celebration of Wearable Art, on view through Dec. 13.

Kerr Grabowski’s history as a fiber artist has been marked by her constant experimentation with innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes. She developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

Kerr Grabowski, "Kimono," 2008. Silk crepe, chiffon and organza sleeves. (Roy Adkins image)

Kerr Grabowski, “Kimono,” 2008. Silk crepe, chiffon and organza sleeves. (Roy Adkins image)

Formerly Artist in Residence at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, N.J., Kerr now maintains a studio in Bay Saint Louis, Miss.

A past recipient of a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship and New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship, Kerr is published in Ornament, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six, Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art and Textiles Now.

Admission to the lecture is $10. It is free to Friends of Textiles members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and full-time students.

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. Admission is free.

For more information, visit Textiles.fit.edu or call 321-674-8313.


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