Textile Talks: Season after Season

Conversations with the Artists

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall, and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival.

This exhibition offers creative explorations about these passages through time, from the seasonal changes in the world around us to the personal transitions that are part of life’s journey.

In this Textile Talk, we'll be hearing from exhibiting artists Shin-hee Chin, Karol Kusmaul, and Lee Fowler Schwimmer about their work, process, and inspiration.

About the Artists

Shin-hee Chin is a fiber/mixed-media artist and Professor of Art at Tabor
College. Chin has created a coherent narrative addressing issues of the female body,
cultural identity, and sense of belonging.

Karol Kusmaul is a quilt artist and instructor, retired art teacher, longarm machine business owner, member of  SAQA, and proud founder of the international artist collective, Cloth in Common.  
Lee Schwimmer is a sixty-two year old who still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. Here is a highly edited list of former and current versions of her: advertising account executive, family law attorney, runner, yoga teacher, triathlete, Torah student, quilt artist, mosaic artist, card maker, photographer, writer, Challah maker, wife/mother/daughter/friend, [new] Board Member at Visions Quilt and Textile Museum, Wal-Mart camper, wise -cracking laugh instigator, neurotic psychology patient, recovering San Diegan, newby Dallasite.