Every year Art31 brings a nationally celebrated art professional to Maitland Art Center to focus on artist development through the A&H’s Artist Critique & Conversation program. The public is welcome to attend and learn how a well-established professional evaluates artistic skill, process and content. The Art31 critique is a free portfolio review by Nomi Dale Kleinman, Assistant Professor in Textile Surface Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her talk on “slow weaving” at 6:00 will be followed by the Critique at 7:00.
About the slow weaving talk: The slow movement is emerging out of a cultural shift away from the fast consumption. Slow Design offers a more hands-on approach to making objects, and asks designers to make conscious choices about materials and processes. It also reconsiders how we relate to objects in the first place. Nomi Kleinman began her career designing fabric for the textile industry. After years of teaching and exploring sustainability and mindfulness she has embarked on a new path for developing woven textiles. This talk will introduce the Slow Design movement and trace the trajectory of Kleinman’s shift from mass market production to boutique, hand-woven textiles through a recent project that appeared in New York Fashion Week.