Terra Firme opens Jan. 23 at OCCC; Natural Dyes Workshop Feb. 14


Tierra Firme

Reception: Jan. 31 5:00pm – 8:00pm

We are excited to present Tierra Firme as our first exhibition of 2015!Tierra Firme showcases the individual and collaborative works by Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup, two fibers artists from the borderlands of Texas and Mexico.

Their installations and sculptural works respond to the geographic and bi-cultural location of the artists’ home. Minjarez and Westrup both utilize multiple media such as wood, natural dyed cloth, nets, paper, and gut to dissect borders and explore concepts of cultural identity in relationship to place.

Tierra Firme will be on view January 23 – February 20, 2015. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for the artists on Saturday, January 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

About the Artists
Analise Minjarez and Sarah Westrup co-founded Prismatic Earth, a fibers collective based in Dallas,TX and teach workshops throughout the state. Minjarez and Westrup received their B.F.A in Fibers from the University of North Texas and currently live and work in Denton,TX.

Natural Dyes, A Workshop in Conjunction with Tierra Firme

Saturday, February 14, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

This natural dye workshop is held in conjunction with the Tierra Firme exhibition currently on display at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.

Participants will experiment dyeing with accessible food items such as avocado pits, hibiscus flowers, and black beans to get a range of beautiful colors from pink, magenta, purple, and grey. All participants will explore tie-ing and dyeing techniques on raw silk and will leave with a dye notebook and swatches to take.

Workshop is free and open to ages 15 and older, but space is limited. Must register by clicking on the ticket link.




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