Encounter: IberoAmerican Textile Network (Redtextilia)
San José, Costa Rica – September, 2010
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Irene Carlos, a Guatemalan artist working in textiles, mixed-media textiles, and television production, was a participant in the juried international Redtextilia Encounter’s competition: “Sustainable Tradition & Responsible Innovation”.
The exhibit took place at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center’s Wanamaker Gallery.
Below is a photograph of Irene’s work, with SDA member Lia Cook’s work in the background. Lia was a well-liked lecturer at the Encounter.
Susan Taber-Avila, Carol Westfall, and Carolyn Kallenborn also offered very interesting lectures. Here’s Susan’s work at the Invited Artists’ Exhibit, Omar Dengo Foundation, Costa Rica:
SDA LatinAmerican Rep Silvia Piza-Tandlich participated in four exhibits during the Encounter: The Affiliates’ Exhibit, Invited Artists’ Exhibit, Costa Rican Textile Creation Exhibit (at the Cartago Municipal Museum), and her own indoor intervention, “Metamorphosis: A New Cycle” at the National Museum. www.galeriaoctagono.com www.metamorfosishabitat.com
Silvia’s piece on the left was chosen as background logo for the Encounter, which was the culmination of four years of association of artists of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
European Textile Network (ETN) President, Lala de Dios; Surface Design Association (SDA) President, Candace Edgerley; and IberoAmerican Textile Network (Redtextilia) President, Paulina Ortiz, formed a textile alliance during this Encounter in Costa Rica.
Visit the SDA Newsblog archive for November, 2010 to view SDA President Candace Edgerley’s article about the Encounter.
One of the Encounter’s most interesting activities was the Latin American Textile Fair, where many artists showed and sold crafts and materials from their own region, or their own creations.
—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation