HGA Convergence Long Beach
Arrived in Long Beach to attend the 2012 Handweavers Guild of America Convergence.
Lest I get bored on the long plane rides I brought along something to keep my hands busy. Fingerweaving is well adapted to airplane travel. The fold-down table clip is a great place to attach my weaving.
It is being held at the Conference Center here in Long Beach.
Yesterday I went on a tour organized by HGA. First stop Cameron Taylor-Brown and her tree house.
Cameron does her part to integrate the arts into schools and other aspects of daily life. What an inspiration!
Next stop was the Craft in America Study Center and the Freehand Gallery.
Some of the artists were on hand to talk about their work in the current exhibit ‘looming election’.
The afternoon was spent at the LACMA.
What an amazing collection they have. We also were given an hour’s ‘backroom’ tour a close up inspection of some ancient textiles from the Andes. Absolutely stunning.
Today I’m setting up for my classes.
I’m teaching sprang tomorrow, and fingerweaving Thursday through Saturday.
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