The holiday exhibition in the Museum Gallery is “Layers of Perception,” showcasing innovation in textile art and surface design techniques by 15 regional artists.
A reception takes place on Saturday November 19 from 4 to 6 pm. The public is invited to join in celebrating with the artists. Nibbles and wine will be served. There is no charge for admission.
The jury-selected work on display represents unique approaches to textile art, where old ways and new technologies commingle. By challenging traditionally conceived “craft” materials and redefining their context, sourced items as varied as LED lights and vintage sheet music are reinvented, showcasing the role of textiles as a visually communicative and diverse art form. The artistic use of hand-dyes, paint, photographs, stamps, and a myriad of materials embellish and enhance the work.
Selected artists are: Diana Acevedo, Linda Cassirer, Isabel Downs, Linda Estrada, Ranell Hansen, Belinda Hart, Patti Hunter, Gay McNeal, Lorna Morck, Kristin Otte, Judy Rys, Patty Six, Lou Ann Smith, Jeanne Surber, and Susan West.
Exhibition programing includes five demonstration days highlighting various surface design techniques, and a holiday workshop.
DEMONSTRATIONS BY MEMBERS OF FIBERVISION
December 10 – 1 to 3 pm
December 17 – 1 to 3 pm
December 29 – 1 to 3 pm
January 14 – 1 to 3 pm
January 28 – 2 to 4 pm
Elverhøj Museum of History and Art is on the move with a pop-up gallery at the Montecito Bank and Trust, 591 Alamo Pintado Road.
Elverhøj Museum of History & Art invites visitors to learn more about Scandinavian ancestors of long ago. The new Vikings! display includes stone age Danish tools, replica pieces, and weapons. Informative text and photographs tell of the Vikings’ role in history and in popular culture. For younger explorers, there is a hands-on display table and handouts about the Viking runic “alphabet.”
“Viking” is a term used by modern scholars to refer to the Nordic-speaking peoples from southern Scandinavia who raided, traded and settled in Europe and the British Isles roughly between A.D. 793-1066. In addition to being the fierce warriors of popular stereotype, Vikings were sailors, shipbuilders, farmers, master artists, craftsmen, shrewd businessmen, and fearless explorers. Their activities stimulated political changes in Europe and Russia; created lasting new societies in Iceland and Greenland; and led to the discovery of North America 500 years before Columbus.
The museum has had the opportunity to add new artifacts to the existing collection. These items include a Viking era sword, an ornamental replica axe, and jewelry.
Schedule a private tour for your group or class by phoning (805) 686-1211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLVANG ROOM EXHIBIT
People have shared their personal photo albums, scrapbooks, and stories with us. Organizations have donated information about themselves. Other museums have generously assisted. A UCSB intern and a Cal State researcher contributed some expertise. Even the Danish embassy got involved and furnished photos of Denmark’s royal family.
The Elverhøj Museum of History and Art encourages art exhibition proposal submissions from individual artists and artist groups. The guidelines are intended to help expedite the review of these submissions by insuring that each proposal is as complete as possible. Proposals for exhibitions at the Elverhøj must include both written and visual components.
A copy of the artist proposal guidelines is available for download.