Geri's newest passion, electronic textiles, and her love of traveling to find traditional weaving will be combined in one thought-provoking program today. See traditional weaving from Geri's far-flung travels along with pieces inspired by that weaving. Then, journey into the brave new frontier of electronic textiles. Once only a high-tech process, e-textiles are now accessible to fiber artists and Geri uses programmable lights to draw people further into her artwork - just one example of how she uses her knowledge of traditional crafts to push their boundaries in new and innovative ways.
Geri Forkner is a multi-media fiber artist based in East Tennessee who enjoys using fiber processes in unique ways to express ideas about life. She learned traditional fiber processes from her grandmother but became the only female in her engineering class when her father insisted “craft” was not a suitable career. Geri’s work has now come full circle and she is utilizing both her craft and technical skills in the exciting world of electronic textiles. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is a nationally known artist and teacher working with both children and adults. Her creativity is contagious and her students are always inspired to think outside the box.
Cost: Free for individual SEFAA members; $5 for non-members. Please register/RSVP at the link below.
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