Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jon Eric Riis At the Museum of Design in Atlanta Georgia

Tour The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal and Fiber: Richard Mafong, Mike Harrison, and Jon Riis Exhibition
with Tapestry Artist Jon Eric Riis

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location:  Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
Cost:      $20 for individual SEFAA members and $25 for non-members (includes MODA admission)
Registration:    Go to http://www.fiberartsalliance.org/home/classes to print out the registration form.  Mail the completed form with your payment to:  125 Parkerwood Way, Alpharetta, GA  30022.
Maximum Number of Participants:  30
Registration Deadline:  October 16, 2011

Join us for an in-depth tour of the tapestry portion of The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber exhibition with artist Jon Eric Riis.  Jon's exquisitely woven and embellished tapestries "reference myths, beliefs, and ideals of past cultures and examine issues of identity, life, and the human condition."   You won't want to miss this chance to experience Riis' tapestries and to understand their concepts, designs, and execution firsthand.   Light refreshments will be available after the tour and you'll also have time to view the concurrent exhibition "The AIDS Memorial Quilt" on your own.

Jon Eric Riis is an internationally-known and collected fiber artist.  His tapestries are included in many permanent collections, including The Louvre, The Art Institute of Chicago, the American Craft Museum in New York and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art in Washington DC.  His most recent solo exhibition "Jon Eric Riis:  Thinking with Threads" just concluded in Paris.  Jon is also the recipient of many awards and grants including the 2011 Master's of the Medium award from the Renwick Alliance,  two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Fulbright Grant, and an Honorary Award at the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland in 2001.

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