Monday, January 30, 2012
This tour is a collage of encounters with local people their arts, and remarkable up-close experiences of wildlife and nature. We’ve chosen what we consider to be some of the finest offerings in a country rich with cultural and ecological diversity.
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Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'm excited about my tour to South Africa in April 2011. I've organized it with the help of Odette Tolksdorf, a well known South African textile artist who organizes tours for Nancy Crow. We've planned a truly exciting and unforgettable 15 days in South Africa - where I was born and grew up - and we'll visit places such as Soweto, to see Mandela's original home, a painted Ndebele village, visit a women's embroidery collective, stay in the Drakensberg to see Bushman cave paintings, visit exceptional craft galleries, museums and shops, stay in a traditional Zulu village, overnight in the oldest game preserve in Africa and experience the magic of night time game viewing. We'll leave KwaZulu Natal and fly to Cape Town where we'll ferry to Robben Island where Mandela was held for 23 years, see the stunning scenery of the Cape winelands and visit more craft collectives.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Kate also received a certificate for winning a spot in the National Juried Show along with the judge's critique, which was excellent to get some professional feedback. They have printed a catalogue book of all the pieces accepted into the NJS and "The Tree That Was Me" appears on page 20.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
recent textile work by Pat Loucks
Scarred Tissue #2
Deep Woods Summer #2
Clear Cut #2
"These works are intended to address my response to the landscape around me as I encounter it on my daily walks through the changing seasons of the year. I am interested in exploring the marks, patterns and forms that remain on the surface of the land as a result of human activity as well as natural forces."
"Changes I have observed in the appearance of the land due to occurrences such as tidal action, seasonal growth patterns, the effects of light and shadow, or the cutting of our forests, are some of the areas I have chosen to pay attention to."
"In my work I try to suggest a remembered mood or feeling, to communicate something visceral I have experienced while spending time in these locations, rather than a literal representation of a particular place."