Evergreen Gallery Features Smithsonian Textile Artist

September 25, 2013

Palace Yurt Janice Arnold ImageThe Evergreen State College Gallery will open its 2013-2014 season with a behind-the-scenes view of a massive textile work first glimpsed at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

“Palace Yurt: Deconstructed,” explores the work of Evergreen alumna Janice Arnold, whose gorgeous, handmade felt tents and banners were the centerpiece of the Cooper-Hewitt’s “Fashioning Felt” exhibit in 2009.

In this exhibit, Arnold combines pieces from the original installation, which is a contemporary translation of traditional Mongolian structures, with her drawings and details on materials and logistics. It offers visitors a rare look behind the scenes, from inspiration to full artistic vision, about how this groundbreaking work came together.

The exhibit opens Thursday, October 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Evergreen State College, on the ground floor of the library building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, in Olympia. The exhibition continues through December 11. Artist Janice Arnold will lecture on the work on Wednesday, November 20, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at Lecture Hall 1 on the Evergreen Olympia campus. The exhibit and lecture are open to the public.vFor more details, go to http://www.evergreen.edu/gallery/, or call the gallery at 360-867-5125.