TSA Textile Study Tour to South Korea

Traditional and Contemporary Textiles in South Korea

Registration deadline July 1, 2011

The Textile Society of America Inc. offers study tours and professional development opportunities focused on textiles. This year’s Study Tour to South Korea offers a rich mix of traditional textiles and contemporary textile art, along with a unique cultural experience. The tour, led by Karen Searle, will highlight the contrast between ancient and contemporary that can be seen throughout the country, as well as the ways in which Korean artists look to tradition for their contemporary inspiration. The tour will be based in Seoul with visits to the cities of Cheongju, Seochon, and Damyang.

Tour Leader. Fiber artist and author Karen Searle has traveled frequently to Korea over the past 14 years. She has participated in international textile art exhibitions held in Daegu, Korea, as both an invited artist and an exhibition juror. She exhibited work in the First Cheongju International Craft Biennale exhibition in 1999 and has traveled throughout the country visiting universities, museums, fiber artists’ studios, and observing textile production on all levels, from cottage industry to mega-industry. She will be joined by some well-known Korean artists on parts of the tour.

More information and registration materials are available on the TSA website, www.textilesociety.org/tours
or contact Karen Searle, 651-642-9897ksearleart@gmail.com.
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