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Lecture sponsored by MHC Club of NYC

Mount Holyoke Club of New York: Book Discussion on Ross ’44

Presentation and Gallery Tour: “Gloria Ross & Modern Tapestry: Evolution of an Arts Career”

Members and non-members are welcome!

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm – Jane Kahan Gallery, 330 East 59th Street, fourth floor (south side of 59th St. between 1st & 2nd Avenues; with construction in front, just under bridge and tramway), New York, NY. Contact Arina Shulga (arina.shulga@gmail.com) for more information.

On February 17, 2011, Ann Lane Hedlund, textile scholar and anthropologist, will present an illustrated talk about Gloria F. Ross’s career and introduce her new book, Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry (Yale University Press, 2010). The talk will be held at the Jane Kahan Gallery in midtown Manhattan, where works orchestrated by Gloria F. Ross will be on display. The presentation will be followed by a guided tour of the tapestries, book signing and a networking wine reception. You can learn more about Jane Kahan gallery here: http://www.janekahan.com.
Gloria Frankenthaler Ross (1923-1998; MHC class of 1943) described her work as the translation of paint into wool. She explored new directions, combined different media, and crossed boundaries before these were common practice. Her career is unique in American art, as she established a visual language for contemporary tapestry. Functioning much like a film producer, she chose weavers in France, Scotland, and the United States to translate painted and collaged images into tapestry and hooked rugs. To provide the imagery, she selected acclaimed modernist artists, including Helen Frankenthaler (Ross’s sister), Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, and Kenneth Noland, as well as Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hofmann, Paul Jenkins, Lucas Samaras, Frank Stella, Jack Youngerman, and fifteen other stellar designers.

Where: Jane Kahan Gallery, 330 East 59th Street, fourth floor (south side of 59th St. between 1st & 2nd Avenues; with construction in front, just under bridge and tramway), New York, NY
When: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6-8 pm
Cost: $20 members, $10 young alumna members, $30 non-members
RSVP: Visit www.mountholyokeclubofnewyork.com and purchase a ticket using PayPal
Questions: Contact Arina Shulga at arina.shulga@gmail.com or (646) 413-5757.

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