One ofTACtile Textile Arts Center's
most colorful exhibits is back:World Threads III: Preserving Textile Traditions
, featuring --as in the past
-- a beautiful global palette of fiber-arts handiwork to both look at and to buy. Even more beautiful is the humanitarian purpose behind the show -- to sustain traditional arts while supporting women artisans living in poverty and sometimes dire conditions. This year's show includes handcrafts -- jewelry, weavings, baskets, embroidery, clothing and more -- from sixteen nonprofit humanitarian groups working with artisans from Africa, Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Peru, Guatemala and other countries. TACtile, led by director and 2012Westword MasterMind Dianne Denholm
, is also serving up an ongoing series of Global Talks by the various vendors on Saturdays for the duration of the show, which ends May 26. Tomorrow, in addition to attending a Mother's Day Saturday Tea for a $5 donation, you can hear from Penny Webster of Woven Promises at noon and Linda Stark and Marilyn Murphy of Cloth Roads at 1 p.m.; stick around for a creative scarf- tying demo with Eloise Wagers from 2 to 4 p.m. And if you've never been to TACtile before, check out the venue's schedule of upcoming fiber-arts and beading classes.
The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow; for more information visit the TACtile website or call 303-337-4394.
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