September 27th - Vita Plume, presenter
Vita Plume, retired Associate Professor of Art & Design in the College of Design at NC State will speak about the woven work she has produced during her 11 years in NC.
“Textile patterns are interchangeable with text,” says Plume, referring to the symbols with which Latvian weavers traditionally patterned their complex cloth. These symbols, formed by the interlacement of threads, are “carriers of messages.” Not precisely an alphabet, they are more akin to Asian language characters, or pictograms. But like Plume’s Jacquard-woven images, they form the cloth, and the cloth forms them. This unity of image, meaning and substance generates a kind of ecstasy in the maker, and a powerful sense of aesthetic harmony in the viewer. (Kate Dobbs Ariail 2012)
Vita Plume has recently retired from her position as Associate Professor of Art & Design, at the College of Design at NC State. She will speak about the woven work she has produced during her 11 years in NC. Her exhibition, In Response (a two person exhibit with weaver Ann Roth), is currently on view at the Gregg Museum in the Tally Student Center at NCSU until the first week of September. You are all cordially invited to the closing reception from 6:00 – 8:00, Thursday, September 6.
Please note, that Vita is a former member of our guild. And she will be moving back to Canada in October. Please don’t miss this opportunity to come hear her speak and say goodbye to her!