Stand Back—Nothing to See—Move Along: Prairie Weaving Initiatives of the 1940s
Drawing on her research for a chapter in the forthcoming publication, Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms and the Expanded Frame (anticipated Fall’23), Jennifer Salahub will discuss early textiles and weaving initiatives on the prairies.
Jennifer E. Salahub Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Art, Craft, and Design History, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) and sits on the Board of the Alberta Craft Council. Her interest in textiles and craft is long standing, reflecting her professional and personal life. She continues to be fascinated by the unexplored (neglected and lost) early history of craft and craft education in Alberta. In other words, she sees the world through “craft-coloured” glasses. Most recently she published “‘A Lot of Heifer-Dust’: Alberta Maverick Marion Nicoll and Abstract Art” in Bucking Conservatism: Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 1960s and 1970s (2022).
This event will be held in-person at the Gallery Hall, adjacent to Nickle Galleries (ground floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary) and by Zoom.
Meeting ID: 949 2548 5218
Free and open to all!
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada, Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.