Terri Loewenthal


Textile Lab Gathering: Creative Growth

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 | 12:30–1:30pm

ADMISSION: Free in conjunction with Free First Tuesdays.

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2018-11-06 12:30:00 UTC2018-11-06 13:30:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CATextile Lab Gathering: Creative Growth Free First Tuesday Join us as we gather in the Textile Lab for a series of artist-led workshops that explore textile arts, fashion designs, and embroidery. Designers of the Creative Growth textile studio and instructor Amy Keefer discuss and model their textile creations.

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In the Creative Growth textile studio, artists design and create one-of-a-kind textiles, including wearable garments modeled by the artists in the art center's runway event Beyond Trend. By embodying their art in this annual celebration, many of the artists have come to expand their identity to include not only artist but also designer. Join these designers along with one of Creative Growth's textile instructors, Amy Keefer, in conversation and see the their textile creations up close.

Creative Growth Art Center is the oldest and largest nonprofit center for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. Since 1974, Creative Growth has played a significant role in increasing public interest in the artistic capabilities and achievements of people with disabilities, providing a professional, multi-media studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation.

(Image description: Natascha Haehlen wearing her own design, with guest models Sonja Walters and Georgia Brooks wearing designs by Maureen Clay. The dresses have a Marie Antoinette 18th century flair with satin or silk taffeta that appears luxurious. One of the models is sitting on the edge of a vintage couch with a rabbit's head covering her face.)

about textile lab

Weave, drape, embroider and learn in this hands-on educational annex Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Featured activities include weaving on a giant loom, draping on dress forms, embroidering patterns inspired by the exhibition, and more.


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Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by The Morse Family Foundation.

Free First Tuesdays are made possible by a grant from the Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt, and Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and is curated by IMJ's Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life Associate Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira. The Israel Museum’s curatorial team includes Curator in Charge Daisy Raccah-Djivre; Exhibition Curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira; Scientific Advisors No’am Bar’am Ben-Yossef and Esther Juhasz; Head of Traveling Exhibitions Sivan Eran-Levian and Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator Chandi Medad. Exhibition texts are based on the original 2014 Israel Museum exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe and on The Jewish Wardrobe (edited by Esther Juhasz) published by the Israel Museum in 2012. The exhibition is organized at The CJM by Curator Heidi Rabben.

Lead Sponsorship in San Francisco is provided by the Koret Foundation, Gaia Fund, and Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt. Major Sponsorship is provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation and Dorothy R. Saxe. Patron Sponsorship is provided by Taube Philanthropies for Jewish Life and Culture and Suzanne and Elliott Felson. Supporting Sponsorship is provided by Judy and Robert Aptekar, Britex Fabrics, Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg, Rosanne and Al Levitt, Siesel Maibach, Shelli Semler and Kyle Bach, Eta and Sass Somekh, Ellice Sperber, and the Ullman Family. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, David Agger, Morton and Amy Friedkin, Joy and Joel Kellman, Dr. Michael and Davida Rabbino, the Irving and Varda Rabin Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, Tzipi and Sam Tramiel, and Marilyn and Murry Waldman.

Generous support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Bernard and Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund of The Contemporary Jewish Museum.