Past Events

Here are just a few of our past lectures and events. Each year, we offer an insightful, always interesting lectures with wide-ranging topics from the use of contemporary materials to the documentation of traditional handwork.

Fiber Artist Lucia Matzger’s Home Sudio Tour

Lucia Matzger’s Studio Tour

with Lucia Matzger, Fiber Artist
December 2nd, 2017, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Lucia’s home studio

Admission: $25.00. This event is only open to current TAC members. As a member, you are welcome to host one guest who need not be a TAC member.

Fiber Artist Lucia Matzger’s home studio tour in Berkeley will include a demonstration of the many steps involved in creating her three dimensional and kimono-style art. We will also be invited to help generate more used filters (by drinking a cup of coffee or tea)! Lucia is inspired by the arbitrary patterns of coffee stains juxtaposed with geometric shapes and folds of recycled coffee filters. She transitions these everyday objects into amazing one of a kind textural art pieces, each as unique as the coffee menu at your favorite café.

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Judith Content

October

Inside the White Factory: The 15th International Triennial of Tapestry

Lecture with Judith Content
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 a.m.
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission

 

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Changing Hats: French Millinery in Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

September

Changing Hats: French Millinery in Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

With Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m.
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC; $5 for students and members of FAMSF; $10 General Admission

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International Fiber Arts VIII Biennial Exhibition Tour

August


International Fiber Arts VIII Biennial Exhibition Tour

Exhibition tour with Joy Stocksdale, exhibition coordinator
Thursday, August 10th, 11 am
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Admission: $25 | Pre-registration required | Open to current TAC members plus one guest
Extend the experience and join us for a box lunch on the grounds of the Center after the tour | $15.00 (Separate fee)

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TAC Curator-led Tour of Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

July

TAC Curator-led Tour of Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Tour led by exhibition and catalogue contributor, Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts.
July 6th, 10:45am – 1pm
Legion of Honor

Admission: $75 TAC members  | Space is limited and first come, first served, Request a registration form at tac@famsf.org

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade examines the height of the millinery trade in Paris, from around 1875 to 1914, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists.
This special event begins with a guided tour of the exhibit, at the Legion of Honor, led by exhibition and catalogue contributor, Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts. At the turn of the twentieth century, there were around 1,000 milliners working in Paris, and their work and resulting creations enthralled Edgar Degas (French, 1834 – 1917). The exhibition features 60 paintings and pastels by Degas and his fellow Impressionists, and 40 exquisite contemporary hats and bonnets, including many from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s collection. After a tour, guests will enjoy a catered luncheon in the Legion of Honor Café. The day concludes with free time to explore the Museum’s galleries.

For more information please contact the tour coordinator: donna.lavallee@gmail.com

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Summer of Love: “Hippie Chic” with Jeanne Rose

June

Summer of Love: “Hippie Chic”

with Jeanne Rose, former couterier
June 3rd, 2017, 10 a.m.
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: Free for current members of the TAC, $5 for students and members of FAMSF, $10 General Admission

Join TAC and former couturier Jeanne Rose as she guides us through this companion lecture to the de Young’s exhibition Summer of Love. During 1967, many styles rose to popularity: Western and Native American leather and fringe, Victorian/Retro and Custom/Made-to-order. Jeanne Rose was on the scene during the Summer of Love, and her signature style was custom made-to-order—with an emphasis on clothes that fit the body easily and gracefully, made with natural fibers.

Rose notes, “In the Bay Area we were more ‘into’ natural fabrics and feel-good clothing. I felt that natural fabrics made comfortable clothes and I used only cotton, silk and linen. At an interview, I said that I liked to feel naked in my clothes and did not like store-bought, as some of it was so strange looking to me— so artificial. Everything I made had to be natural, feel natural, and look real. When I traveled to New York with the Rascals, my ‘look’ was commented upon and admired. Paisley? We wore Paisley – it was emblematic of the spiritual change some of us were trying to make.”

Rose worked mostly for local Bay area musicians. In 1967, she did her first fashion show, complete with a lightshow and models dancing to the music of Country Joe and the Fish. Her clothes were featured shortly thereafter in the San Francisco Chronicle and the 10th issue of Rolling Stone magazine, alongside Jefferson Airplane. Rose’s couture was also featured in a book of photographs by Baron Wolman.

JEANNE ROSE

Jeanne Rose is a California native daughter and the leading pioneer in the revival of herbal and natural remedies and aromatherapy and an international authority on these subjects since 1972. Her aromatic garden is world-famous and has appeared in Herb Companion, Country Gardening, and the Japanese publication Herb Country Gardens, Spiritual Gardens and others. She has written 25 books on the subject. As a child and in high school Jeanne’s mother made many of her clothes and she taught Jeanne how to sew. She believed that one object well made from high quality fabric was worth five of anything that one could buy. Jeanne always had bespoke clothes (made-to-order) from really high-end fabrics from her own designs. After graduate school in Florida, Jeanne home to California in 1963.  She came to Big Sur, California, the home of the ‘natural life’, organic food, organic life, organic living, herbal treatments, no plumbing, no electricity, and the beginnings of LSD. This was just before the Hippie Days and LSD was legal. Jeanne says, “I lived and learned about the natural way of living, healing using nature’s medicines (herbs). I made my clothes on a treadle sewing machine that I still have – I used organic and/or 100% real fabric of cotton, silk, wool or linen.” With a degree in zoology, graduate studies in herbal and pesticide research and in marine biology, and through her ongoing private and public research, Jeanne is an ‘academic enthusiast’, now refining her work on the medicinal uses of herbs and therapeutic values of essential oils through relentless research.

Learn more about Jeanne Rose and her work at http://www.jeannerose.net

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