February 28, 2020
Southwest School of Art (SSA) is proud to welcome the Debbie McMahon Fiber Symposium Visiting Artist: Rowland Ricketts on Friday, February 28 for a reception and lecture from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in SSA’s Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall. A site-specific installation will be on view in the Santikos Building Lobby (1201 Navarro St.) through May 17, 2020.
The reception, lecture and installation are free and open to the public.
Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently a Professor and Associate Dean at Indiana University’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Ricketts is a recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship and a Martha Stewart American Made Award.
Established in 2010, the Debbie McMahon Fiber Symposium features noted fiber artists exemplary in their field in lectures, exhibitions or workshops. Named in honor of Debbie McMahon who was an accomplished and devoted fiber artist, McMahon was also a student and Trustee at Southwest School of Art. Her husband created an endowment in McMahon’s memory to facilitate this annual conversation on contemporary fiber arts.
Reception: February 28, 2020 | 5:30–7:30 pm
Lecture to follow
1201 Navarro St.
San Antonio, 78205 Texas