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Sewing Circles: An Online Conversation with Annet Couwenberg and Lori Rubeling
November 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore, and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) for an online conversation about Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles, on display at the CADVC through December 11.
Textile artist Annet Couwenberg and Sewing Circles curator Lori Rubeling will discuss the intersection of traditional textile craft and emerging technology, and sewing circle stories. Attendees will be invited to join the conversation.
Born in the Netherlands, Annet Couwenberg received MFA degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Syracuse University. She received a Smithsonian Artist and Research Fellowship in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Gyeonggi MOMA (Ansan, Korea), HOMA Museum (Seoul, Korea), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), 28th Street Studio (NYC), Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, MD), City Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Decorative Arts Museum (Little Rock, AR), Textile Museum (Tilburg, NL). Her work has been reviewed widely, including in Le Monde, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Fiberarts, Surface Design, The Journal of Cloth and Culture and Sculpture Magazine. Telos Art Publishing published a monograph on her work in 2003.
Lori Rubeling has been collaborating and teaching art and design curricula with communities and a variety of educational institutions for over 30 years. Her expertise in design education is entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary when collaborating with communities as they seek to research, prototype, test or implement communication programs or design projects. Community clients include Carroll Mansion, Case[werks] Gallery and Showroom, D Center Baltimore, Irvine Nature Center, the Northeast Regional Honors Council, North Charles Business Committee, SHAG: Society for History and Graphics, and Station North Arts and Entertainment District.