The Tapestries of Lila Nelson: Poetry, Myth and Protest

Tonight is the opening of a wonderful new exhibit in the Studio Gallery of the Textile Center, “The Tapestries of Lila Nelson: Poetry, Myth and Protest.”  Most of the pieces are on loan from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, but a few, including MY terrorist cat tapestry by Lila, are on loan from friends for this not-to-be-missed show.  Come tonight!  The opening is from 6-8 at the Textile Center.

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This is the first time I have had my new studio space in shape enough for viewing on a Casket Arts Building “First Thursday” open house.  I’ll be there from 5-6, and 7-9 (Studio 316), because I just couldn’t miss attending the opening of Lila’s show.  I was one of the group who reviewed slides and chose pieces to display, and I can’t wait to see them up!  While our group of Francie Iverson, Claire Selkurt, Craig Rasmussen, and I looked at the images, we kept saying to each other, “I haven’t seen THAT one!”  It was a sign of her modesty, that in many ways she wove for herself, not to make sure all her friends saw every single thing.  Lila would like a party with this show, so I have to go for at least a while.

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