Beverly Gordon will present “The Fiber of Our Lives: Why Textiles Matter” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Gordon is a writer, artist and a teacher. She will demonstrate how thread and fabrics can affect aesthetic, social and spiritual experience. Her discussion integrates craft, art, science, history and anthropology, drawing on examples from around the globe and throughout history.
“I have long been passionate about ‘deep seeing’ and helping people appreciate both our material and inner, intuitive worlds,” she said.
Gordon earned her doctoral degree in design history in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught design there from 1982 to 2012.
She was president of the Textile Society of America from 1990-92 and from 1996-2000. She was also on the editorial board of Clothing and Textile Research Journal and Dress.
This program coincides with the Waupaca Area Public Library exhibit “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” open from Nov. 10 through Dec. 27. Winchester Academy attendees are welcome to join the exhibit opening celebration with coffee and cookies in the exhibit room at 6 p.m., preceding Gordon’s presentation.
Winchester Academy programs aare funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Gordon’s program is sponsored by Don and Anne O’Dell.
For more information about Winchester Academ, check winchesteracademywaupaca.org or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.