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May 2019

Member Preview Reception for Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (Members Only)
Sherri Lynn Wood quilt

Members are invited to join the Whatcom Museum for the opening of Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, which presents the best modern quilts of the past decade by artists from around the world. Enjoy wine, light appetizers, and music. Interested in becoming a Museum Member? Learn more about our membership levels.

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June 2019

Katazome Dye & Tie Two-Day Workshop with Seiko Purdue

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Lightcatcher Building Studio, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$60 – $75
Three tie-dyed fabrics

This workshop is SOLD OUT! Katazome (rice paste resist stencil dyeing) is one of several traditional, Japanese textile techniques and is a basic kimono dyeing process. Derived from the Japanese word kata, meaning stencil, and some, meaning dye, katazome has been practiced in the regions of Kyoto, Kaga, Tokyo, and Okinawa for a long time. It has been used for noren (door way curtains) and furoshiki (wrapping cloth), as well as for fine arts such as large-scale paintings. During this two-day Japanese textile…

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Katazome Dye & Tie Two-Day Workshop with Seiko Purdue

June 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Lightcatcher Building Studio, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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$60 – $75
Three tie-dyed fabrics

This workshop is SOLD OUT! Katazome (rice paste resist stencil dyeing) is one of several traditional, Japanese textile techniques and is a basic kimono dyeing process. Derived from the Japanese word kata, meaning stencil, and some, meaning dye, katazome has been practiced in the regions of Kyoto, Kaga, Tokyo, and Okinawa for a long time. It has been used for noren (door way curtains) and furoshiki (wrapping cloth), as well as for fine arts such as large-scale paintings. During this two-day Japanese textile…

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September 2019

Member Preview Reception for “Wanted: Ed Bereal for Disturbing the Peace”

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (members only)
Ed Bereal

Members are invited to join us for the opening reception of this though-provoking exhibition, featuring the first solo museum retrospective of local artist Ed Bereal. Enjoy wine, light appetizers, and music. The exhibition features six decades of artwork, from Bereal’s never before exhibited early journal sketches and self-portraits to his symbolic assemblage to his radical street theater work of the 1960s and ’70s through his troupe Bodacious Buggerrilla.

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January 2020

Member Preview Reception for Conversations Between Collections and The Global Language of Headwear

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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Free (members only)
Headdress from Mexico

Members are invited to join us for an exciting opening reception for two unique exhibitions—Conversations Between Collections: The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whatcom Museum and The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality. Enjoy wine, light appetizers by Kismet Cafe, and music by the Community Ukulele Players. Image: Rupurero, Shaman’s hat, Huichol people, Mexico, mid-20th century; palm leaves, feathers, beads, velvet, yarn; ©2012 Courtesy of Hat Horizons. Photograph by Matthew Hillman

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