Alice Beasley: Having Her Say
Video premiere and Artist Talk
online via Zoom Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:30pm PT Fee: $5 TAC and FAMSF members, $10 general public Purchase Tickets Here
Paid attendees will have access to a recording of the event for seven days.
Join us for the premiere episode of TAC’s Artist Series, featuring artist Alice Beasley. For thirty years, the Oakland-based, self-taught quilter Beasley has spoken out on issues and events that are meaningful to her through her figurative appliqué quilts.
The first episode, shot by filmmaker Mark Haffenreffer, captures Beasley at work, her process and inspirations. It also tells the story of how she came to quilting and fabric portraiture, and the themes in her work, including her family history and expressions of the Black Experience in the United States.
Following the viewing of the film, there will be a conversation between Beasley and fellow fiber artist Mirka Knaster. They will discuss in depth selected pieces of Beasley’s works, their context, and messages. The two artists will also discuss their separate but mutual paths to artistic expression.
This program is the first in the Textile Arts Council’s Artist Series profiling living San Francisco Bay Area fiber artists.
1. I Was Destined to Fly by Alice M. Beasley. Cotton and silk fabrics machine appliqué, 2019. Collection of City and County of San Francisco. Photo by Sibila Savage Photography. 2. Alice Beasly, photo by Sibila Savage Photography 3. Momentary Connections by Alice M. Beasley. Silk and cotton fabrics (commercial and printed by the artist); machine appliqué, 2019. Collection of the City and County of San Francisco. Photo by Sibila Savage Photography. 4. Floating Into the Heat of the Moon by Alice M. Beasley. Printed cotton and silk; applique, 2019. Collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 5. Dance of the Firebird by Alice M. Beasley. Silk and cotton fabrics, 2016. Photo by Sibila Savage Photography. 6. Stay Strong by Alice M. Beasley. Silk and cotton fabrics on stretcher bars, 2017. Private collection. Photo courtesy of Alice Beasley; Sibila Savage Photography.