Lecture by Deborah Valoma: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

Saturday Oct 12 2013   10:00 AM
Koret Auditorium, DeYoung Museum  50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA  map

Deborah Valoma, author of Scrape the Willow until It Sings, will give a lecture on her new book. A book signing will follow. This event is part of a series by the Textile Arts Council.

$5 for students or Fine Arts Museums members, $10 for non-members, cash and check only; for more information visit deyoung.famsf.org.

Deborah ValomaDeborah Valoma is an artist, professor, and chair of the Textiles Program at California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco, where her specialized field of research and teaching is textile history and theory. She earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley in anthropology and an M.F.A. in textiles from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She has written several articles on the culture of textiles as a global aesthetic practice and edited a special issue of Textiles: Journal of Cloth and Culture on the topic of dust. Formerly the Director of Fine Arts at CCA, Valoma organized the international symposium Craft Forward, in which theorists and practitioners debated future trajectories of the field. She has served on the board of directors of several community-based organizations dedicated to the preservation of traditional arts, maintains a weaving practice, and engages in ongoing collaborations with artists and choreographers.