Fiber Arts: A Month of Making

Celebrate Fiber Arts Month on three consecutive Saturdays in May with demonstrations, artist presentations, and drop-in maker's events. Hear from a Zapotec textile artist, engage in discussions with featured student artists, and learn from skilled crafts people as they demonstrate their tools and techniques for weaving, spinning, mending and dying textiles.

Saturday, May 7: Porfirio Gutierrez

Jade Court Porfirio Gutierrez

Lecture and Demonstration with Featured Artist Porfirio Gutiérrez
11 a.m.12:30 p.m. | Rothenberg Hall

Porfirio Gutiérrez, a Zapotec master dyer and textile artist based in Ventura, California, examines the rich history of Zapotec weaving and how this practice expresses cultural identity. Gutiérrez discusses his studio's role in preserving traditional natural dyeing using pigments derived from plants and insects. Free with registration.

Following the lecture and dye demonstration, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Gutierrez and shop a focused trunk sale of his work from the 2021 spring harvest season.

Saturday, May 14: Student Artists

Featured Student Artists

Sustainability, Culture, and Community Dialogue with Featured Student Artists: Austin Kim, Fio Guy, Kali Tindell-Griffen and Mei Ge
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. | Scott Gallery Loggia

Textile and fiber arts students from Pomona College exhibit and lead spotlight discussions on sustainability, culture, and community. More

Saturday, May 21: Fiber Arts Demonstrations

Fiber Arts

Tools and Teachings
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Herb Garden and Shakespeare Garden

Skilled crafts people demonstrate spinning fibers into thread, making natural dyes, weaving, knitting, lace making, and mending at various locations in the Herb Garden and Shakespeare Garden. More