Art and History Museums – Maitland is back with 31 days of art

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SPONSORED: Over the next 31 days of March, contemporary artists from across the country will create new work and engage with the public on campus at the Museums of Art and History in Maitland.

Art31 is a series of exhibitions and events taking place throughout the month. The main exhibition, Art31:Fiberwill be on view March 2 through April 22 at the Maitland Art Center Galleries, located at 231 W. Packwood Drive [GMap]. The exhibition will feature works by Alisha McCurdy, Hye Shine and Carrie Sieh; internationally renowned artists who have created stimulating works with fabric, paper and other fibrous materials.

The official kickoff of the exhibition will take place during Cultural pop! Art31:Fiber from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 2 at A&H’s Maitland Art Center. This event will feature short films from the Enzian Theater, performance art, a pop-up exhibit by A&H artist in action Suzanne Oberholtzer, live music from Ancient Sun and more.

Other events during the month-long celebration include:

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  • Art31: Fiber artist conference – 11am-12.30pm March 3
    A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland
    Art31: Fiber artists Alisha McCurdy and Carrie Sieh will discuss their processes and more in this free talk. Prior to the conference, Carrie will present a talk entitled “Cultural Excavation Through Art”.
  • A&H Art School Fiber Workshops
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
    March 10: Yarn and Fabric Design with Instructor Hye Shin
    March 11:
    Viking Knit with Instructor Linda Banning
    March 18:
    Macrame for Jewelry with Instructor Candace Stern
    Join us for these hands-on workshops for adults of all levels. Visit art31.org for times, prices and to register.
  • Orlando Modern Quilting Guild Demonstrations – 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    A&H Waterhouse Residence Museum
    Celebrating the American tradition of quilt making in collaboration with Art31: Fiber, Members of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild will demonstrate quilt making at the Waterhouse Residence Museum. Interacting with visitors, they will show how quilt making with beautiful abstract designs continues to thrive as an art form today.
  • Thursday tours of Art31: Fiber exhibition – 12-12:30 p.m. March 8, 15, 22, 29
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland

    A&H’s Director of Experiences will lead tours of the Art31: Fiber exposure. March 22, Art31: Fiber artist Hye Shin will lead a special tour of his facilities.
  • Art31: Artists’ studios open to fiber – Fridays from March 9 to April 20
    Studios at Lily Lake
    Art31: Fiber artists Suzanne Oberholtzer and Hye Shin will host open studio hours once a week at their Artists-in-Action studios. Come meet them and learn about their processes as they work.
  • Artist review and conversation – 6 p.m.-9 p.m. March 14
    A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Every year Art31 brings a nationally recognized art professional to the Maitland Art Center to focus on developing artists through A&H’s Artist Critique & Conversation program. The public is invited to attend and learn how a well-established professional assesses artistic skill, process and content. The 2018 review is a free portfolio review by Nomi Dale Kleinman, professor of textile surface design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. A conference on Slow Weaving by Nomi at 6 p.m. will be followed by the Critique at 7 p.m.
  • Art31 Family Days at the Winter Park Art Festival – March 16-18
    Central Park Winter Park
    Free artistic activities at the Village Atelier Enfants under the Art31 tent at 59and Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals in the country.
  • Art31: Fiber Final – 7-9pm March 30
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Enjoy a performance by Accidental Music Festival (AMF) and have one last chance to meet “Godrick”. The AMF Ensemble is a group of musicians equally at home in the world of classical and improvised music. The band will premiere several new open-form, open-instrumentation compositions based on different meanings of the word fiber.
  • Talk with the artist of Jack Fields and screening of films – 7-9pm on April 11
    A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
    Multi-talented artist Jack Fields will discuss the development of his unique puppets, including Godrick, and his cinematic works, and the many ways he uses fiber arts techniques in his storytelling. His short film happy memories will be screened, and several puppets will make special appearances in this unforgettable Artist Talk.

For more information, visit www.art31.org or contact 407.539.2181.

AlishaMcCurdy – “Mineral Map of Florida”
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