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Design Lab Happy Hour • Rowland Ricketts Indigo
March 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join MCD and Slow Fiber Studios in welcoming Material Domestication artist Rowland Ricketts for this very special Design Lab Happy Hour. Participants will hear from Rowland about his creative process– from conscious indigo plant growing to hand dyeing textiles that span contemporary art and design.
Then, hear from World Shibori Network founder Yoshiko Wada, who will give a live demo of indigo vat preparation, followed by a hands-on swatch dyeing workshop.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity for creative interaction with an MCD exhibiting artist!
Light snacks and happy hour beverages provided.
$40 MCD members
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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 an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Indiana University. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum and has been recognized with a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.