Calendar, July 2010: Museo Textil de Oaxaca

Here is the Museo Textil de Oaxaca Calendar of Events for July 2010.  Don’t miss this special museum if you are visiting Oaxaca.

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Current Exhibitions

The eagle flew and the cactus was trembling: Mexican Textile Bicentennial

Opening Saturday July 17th, 18:00 hrs
Oaxaca Textile Museum preserves its collection of several pieces of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that allow us to trace the evolution of the icons of nationalism and its conversion into popular symbols.
Chamber Grana, coyuchi and Caracol, MTO, Free admission

Baby carriers and baby blankets of Southern China – ongoing
The  Miao, Dong and Zhuang people live in the provinces of Guizhou and Guangxi in southern China, an area of great ecological and cultural complexity comparable to southern Mexico. The weavers and embroiderers of this mountain region devote their best efforts to beautify the textiles that clothe babies. This exhibition features the extraordinary quality of supplementary weft fabrics and silk embroideries in various techniques, all aimed at newborns.
MTO Library, Free admission


Workshop: “Creative Sewing
Taught by: Susanne Brass – Guest Artist
Description: Use decorative fabrics, upholstery, curtains or worn clothing to repurpose and make a new dress.  Discover your creativity using alternative materials and designs.
Date: Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 9
Hours: 10:00 to 13:00 hrs,  Fee: $ 350 pesos
Capacity: 10 participants, aimed at the general public
Pasajuego wires, MTO

Workshop:  Color and Earth
Taught by: Claudia Alvarez Freer – Color Specialist
Description: The objective is to appreciate the color based on how it works in nature.  Learn about the thousands of options we have to achieve different compositions with the same materials and techniques we use today.
Date: From Tuesday, July 13 to Friday, July 16
Hours: 10:00 to 13:00 hrs,  Fee: $ 350 pesos
Capacity: 10 participants, aimed at artisans, design or art students, general public
Pasajuego wires, MTO

Workshop:  Book Binding for Children
Taught by: Rosa Maria Jimenez de la Cuesta
Description: Participants will develop a book with handmade paper from binding to its content.
Date: Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23
Hours: 10:00 to 14:30 hrs – break 1 / 2 hour,  Fee: $ 150 pesos
Capacity: 20 participants, aimed at children between 8 and 14 years
Pasajuego wires, MTO

Workshop:  Making Children’s Dolls
Taught by: Rebecca Severide – Textile Artist guest
Description: Development of dolls with wire structures, yarns and fabrics.
Date: Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30
Hours: 16:00 to 18:30 hrs, Fee: $ 200 pesos (includes some materials)
Quota: 8 participants, aimed at children between 8 and 14 years
Pasajuego wires, MTO

Workshop: Indigo Stains Your Shirt (bring a white T-shirt, 100% cotton)
Taught by: Eric Chavez – Educational Services of MTO
Description: Each participant will learn to use indigo dye to color a T-shirt employing tie-dye techniques.
Date: Saturday July 17 and Saturday July 31
Hours: 11:00 to 14:00 hrs, Fee: $ 50 pesos $ 20 pesos adults and children under 12 years (limited to one shirt per participant)
Capacity: 15 participants, aimed at children and the general public
Pasajuego wires, MTO

Presentation: Process of preparation of textiles
Taught by: Eric Chavez – Educational services MTO
Description: A visual presentation of the types of fibers, weaving looms, weaving and dyeing techniques used in Oaxaca.
Date: Thursday, July 8 (Spanish)
Friday July 9 (English)
Hours: 16:00 to 17:00 hrs
Aimed at the general public, Free admission, Pasajuego wires, MTO

Expo-Sale: Designers Textiles – Innovating Tradition
Date: From Wednesday 14 to Sunday July 18
Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 hrs, Free admission, Patio MTO

TC3 Cube Contemporary Textile Program
Work of artist Emilia Sandoval until July 11
Opening and chat with the artist Alberto Ruiz (Teotitlan del Valle)
Date: Thursday July 15
Hours: 19:00 hrs, Free admission, Patio MTO

Visit the restoration workshop of the MTO
Given by the Coordinator of the Preservation and Restoration of MTO:
Mr. Hector Manuel Lozano Meneses
Date: Thursday July 29
Hours: 18:00 to 19:00 hrs
Aimed at the general public, Free admission, Restoration Workshop, MTO

Guided tours of the exhibitions
Date: Every Wednesday in July
Hours: 17:00 to 18:00 hrs,  Fee: $ 10 pesos per person (in English and Spanish)

Pre-registration is necessary as space is limited for each workshop.

For more information and registration:
Tel 501 1104 – ext. 104 or go directly to the Textile Museum, 917 Hidalgo esq. Fiallo, Centro, Oaxaca
From Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs and 15:00 to 18:00 hrs

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