Thursday, July 19, 1973
THE SUMMER DAILY
Weaving used to be more than
a hobby - it was an essential
skill learned by nearly all wo-
The Ann Arbor Weavers' Guild
was founded over fourteen years
ago to preserve and encourage
the continuation of weaving as
an art form.
Running concurrently with the
art fair, the University has in-
vited 61 Michigan artists to the
21st Annual Invitational Con-
ference and Exhibition today. All
participants are winners and hon-
orable rtientions at various jur-
ied and regional art shows.
The conference begins at 10:00
a.m. in the Modern Languages
Bldg. with a talk by Dr. Diane
Kirkpatrick, a historian in the
history of art department, on "
history of art department, on
"Women in Art - Men as Pa-
FOLLOWING THE talk, a Mc-
Laren film will be shown called
"Pas de Deux," a slow motion
Sixty paintings by artists from
40 Michigan communities will be
on display in the Rackham Gal-
lery. The show is designed to
e instructional to the people par-
be instructional to the people
participating in the art fair.
Demonstrations in painting by
Win Jones, an Illinois water-
colorist, can be seen at 2:00 p.m.
in Aud. E of the Physics and As-
tronomy Bldg. He is an exhibitor
in the art fair.
LJUBO BIRE, a Yugoslavian a
painter will lecture on relief
painting at the same time in
Aud. F of the P & A Bldg.
At 3:30 p. m. in Aud. F, Russel
Keeter will demonstrate casing,
a type of water paint.
THIS YE AR five guild mem-
bers will display their colorful
handiwork at the Art Fair, al-
though the org 'nization is not
participating in the festival as a
Over 50 'pla cirrantly belong
to this guild. The only qualifica-
tion for membership is to own a
loom and have an interest in
"We aid the individual weav-
er through common interest and
association," says Weavers
Guild Prlsident Joyce Jones.
"The group does not teach weav-
ing as s'ich,butprovides encour-
THE WEAVERS' GUILD meets
once a month from September
through June. The gatherings
by noted weavers in the area.
"We also have discussions with
color design and patterns ex-
perts because' these items are
very important to the weaver,"
Jones points out.
Much of the fun in weaving
comes from experimenting with
various designs and color
schemes. Many advanced weav-
ers even create panoramic land-
scapes and other similar artwork
on their looms.
IN ADDITION to the monthly
sessions, 'the guild sponsors two
or three workshops every year,
which "allow the weavers an ex-
cellent chance to improve their
techniques and overall craft,"
Jones explains. The workshops
last up to three days each.
The guild puts on an annual
weaving exhibition at the North
It also functions as an active
member of the Michigan League
of Handweavers. In addition
many local weavers belong to
national and international groups
promoting the art.
Any would-be weaver interested
in more information about the
Ann Arbor Weavers' Guild can
contact Jones at 665-3324.
"WE WELCOME new members
because everybody in the group
weaves, everybody works hard,
but most importantly everybody
enjoys it," Jones says enthusias-
"We can do it too"
Two young visitors to the fair got sick and tired of walking around. So they bopped on over to the
kid's area where the tools were provided for them to create their own masterpieces.
Fair entertainmnent schedule
(continued from uage t) Most-Happy Fella and Sunny La subject to change)
cerpts from Flahooley Fave accompanied by Eric Stern 11:00 am Uillean Pipes and North-
6:00 Turkish folk, South Ser- on tape. umberland Pipes (Irish music)
bian Harem and Israeli dances 8:30 Ann Arbor Chamber Or- 12:00 noon folk -dancers
The Human Mime Troup, Ice chestra presenting Beethoven 1:00 Our Heritage House pup-.
Cube on a Leash and Haydn in the Michigan Un- pets
7:00 Christopher Ballet, Ro- ion ballroom. Donation $1 to cov- 2:00 Oak Ridge Ramblers;
chester, Mich. er costs. dulcimers
8:00 AA Civic Theater: Musical 9:00 Mid Eastern Ethnic Dan- 7:30-9:00 Labyrnith rock music.
review, M. C. Don Stewart, ex- cers from Art World and. Michael On the People's Plaza.
cerpts from the Apple Tree, Filisky mime artist in Fantasy 9:30-12:00 Big Burger and the
John Reid, Lynn Wieneke, Bruce & Magic Del-Tones rock music. On the
Kent. Also, Jess Wright from SATURDAY, JULY 21 (may be People's Plaza.
Remttember: ther e are babes
An hoebayIn th woodls.
And those baby fawns, rabbits, Follow all the rules of safety and
squirrels and trees need a safe, happy caution- just like any other place where
home. They need a place where they can there are children at play.
grow up strong and healthy.
Like babes everywhere.
So, please, be careful with fire when
you'rei tte forest.
Downtown Ann Arbor revitali-
zation has stimulated a number
-of events and presentations to be
given during the Ann Arbor
Street Art Fair by members of
the asociation of the architec-
tural profession in Ann Arbor.
They are to take place in the
Campus Village Arcade, 61
Church St., just south of the Art
Fair tonight, 'tomorrow afternoon
"Streets Are For People" will
contrast the use of city streets
in a small Mexican town (Guana-
juato) with those of Ann Ar-
bor, in slides narrated by Ger-
hard OIving, Assoc. Prof. of
Architecture at the University.
Differences between big and
small things along the strets, ac-
tivity and quiet, crowding a n d~
space, will be brought out to
sharpen viewers' appreciation of
what goes on at the Art Fair it-
"Open Spaces and Things /
Ann Arbor Impressions" captures
in photos and narration some of
the open spaces and interesting
things of central Ann Arbor from
the viewpoint of people as they
walk, and suggests some oppor-
tunities missed but still open for
improvement in downtown Ann
Arbor. Charles Cares, professor
and chairman of Landscape Ar-
chitbcture at the University, and
architect David Osler, give those
THESE TWO presentations -
"Streets" and "Open Spaces" -
will be given together at the Ar-
cade between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Friday afternoon between 2 and
4 p.m., and again between 7:30
and 9:30 Friday evening.
"A Place To Love" is a short-
er ,presentation about Ann Ar-
bor, cities, and their design. A
"p o e t i c - visual commentary"
about what the town is and might
be -- with a warning for the fu-
ture it is a 'wrap-up" of Ann
Arbor's natural setting, history,
and spirit in 20 minutes of glow-
ing pictures with music an chal-
lenging narration. See it at 7 p.m.
and at 9:45 p.m. tonight at the
Arcade, just before and after
the Urban Design workshop.
An "Open Workshop" on down-
town Urban Design for A n n
Arbor is set for this evening
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 611
Church. The general public is in-
vited to drop in freely during this
time to see beginning of work by
Ann Arbor architects dealing with
the form, shape, and beautifica-
tion of downtown, and to talk
with the architects and give their
own ideas for the future of down-
town. Drawings and sketches in
progress will be shown, along
with pictures of historic and other
features of the downtown, and
some low-level air views that
bring out some new- and lesser-
known facets of the downtown.
Sdvertisi w co btt-ed for the pubie good.
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