Artist Talk: The History of Indigo
July 11, 5PM, Rain or Shine!
Darius Homayounpour with Rabbit Goody artists’ talk. Not to be missed! Please call to make a reservation 607-547-5327 or text 315-941-9607
Free. Pls park on lawns not on town road.
Free ‘History of Indigo Textiles’ talk Thursday July 11 Cooperstown NY- Accomplished indigo textile artist Darius Homayounpour will discuss the intriguing history of indigo dyeing across cultures Thursday July 11 at 5PM. The free program at the Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, outside Cooperstown, is part of the high summer show, Indigo plus BLUE. The gallery will open at 4:30PM on Thursday. Reservations are highly recommended. Renown textile and weaving expert, Rabbit Goody, will lead the discussion. Both attended Bennington College contemporaneously. Mr Homayounpour is a veteran instructor of indigo workshops. He is well-known in textile circles for his presentation of indigo textiles as fine art: a number of his stunning decorative wall pieces are featured at the Art Garage, in the Main Gallery (bay), on view through August 10. These include elegant flowing blue and white pieces, carefully composed stitched works on linen and canvas that present as painterly works of art, and quilt-like stitched patchwork of many colors—not just the traditional indigo blue. Ms Goody is an expert in the research, design and production of vintage textiles and is particularly known for producing historically accurate textiles for Hollywood films, woven on early industrial looms at her Thistle Hill Weavers business. Ms Goody has recently discovered that indigo was grown in Otsego County! She produced the shawl Daniel Day Lewis wore as Lincoln in the film by the same name. Gallery guests are encouraged to park on the lawns, not on the town road. To make reservations, please contact 607-547-5327, text 315-941-9607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Darius Homayounpour Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr Homayounpour has long interpreted historic textile forms and structures using various methods and materials, including handmade paper, hand-woven cloth and shibori. He was the assistant to the curator of textiles at the Honolulu Museum of Art from 1996 to 2010. He continues to serve a s a textile conservator consultant. Homayounpour regularly teaches shibori and indigo dyeing across the country. He will offer an indigo dyeing class in his studio outside Cooperstown Friday August 9 as part of the show, and a demonstration on July 25. One should pre-register for both events via the Art Garage. Details to follow.
Indigo plus BLUE is open daily by appointment and Saturdays 10am-1pm. The show offers fashion, furnishings and fine art: all in indigo hand-dyed materials. BLUE features works by 15 outstanding reginal artists: ceramics, paintings and more. The shows end Sat Aug 10. ### Tel.: 607-547-5327 Mobile: 315-941-9607 Alt. email: email@example.com