Debbie McMahon Fiber Arts Symposium: Rowland Ricketts
Fri. February 28, 2020 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Reception and lecture: Fri. Feb. 28, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
A site-specific installation will be located in the Santikos Building Lobby from Feb. 28 – May 17, 2020.
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 a Professor and Associate Dean at Indiana University’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Ricketts is a recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship and a Martha Stewart American Made Award.
Established in 2010, the Debbie McMahon Fiber Symposium features noted fiber artists exemplary in their field in lectures, exhibitions or workshops. Named in honor of Debbie McMahon who was an accomplished and devoted fiber artist, McMahon was also a student and Trustee at Southwest School of Art. Her husband created an endowment in McMahon’s memory to facilitate this annual conversation on contemporary fiber arts.