Jeri, Lovely write up! I so agree - it is to bring a message to museums all around the United States. Lace is a part of our lives in so many ways.
Thank you Jeri, Patty On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM, Jeri Ames <jeria...@aol.com> wrote: > I have just privately sent a request to Devon to please write to Arachne > subscribers about the exhibit she is curating - Lace, not Lace: > Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques. > > > > There are probably subscribers on Arachne who do not know that this lace > exhibit will be at the Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey (west of Manhattan) > September 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019. > > > > A lace exhibit in a major American museum is extremely rare. It is > difficult to get necessary corporate and grant funds for something that is > unfamiliar. > > > > Small, regional museums have even more difficulty underwriting exhibits. > > > > What I know: Devon has been working tirelessly on documenting and > promoting lace as an art for decades. She never holds back - she shares. > I asked her last week for the current status of this big 2018 lace event > because I am particularly concerned about the success of fund raising. > Devon replied that some people have been quite generous, but there is still > a lot of money that needs to be raised in order for the exhibit to be put > on without eliminating spectacular parts of it. > > > > If this exhibit is very successful, it will send a positive message to > other museums about interest in lace exhibits. Perhaps we will see lace in > larger museums as a result. > > > > All of us have an opportunity to participate in this effort to bring > contemporary laces to the public's attention. The Hunterdon Art Museum has > set up a Lace Fund. If this is something you or your guild would like to > support, you may read donation options at: > > https://hunterdonartmuseum.org/support-lace-fund/ > > > > If you belong to IOLI, there is an article on page 39 of the Winter 2018 > issue of The Bulletin that also provides information. > > > > Jeri Ames in Maine USA > > Lace and Embroidery Resource Center > > > > > -- Patty Foley Promoting Lace where ever I go! Phone 860.418.9994 - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/