Join Jennifer Ling Datchuk as she discusses themes present in her current exhibition, Truth Before Flowers, followed by an opportunity to craft your own macrame wall hanger with contributing artist Marta Francine. This all-levels workshop will help you learn the history and basics of macrame knotting techniques while we discuss the role of craft in art spaces.
Admission to the artist talk from 11:30am-12pm is free and open to the public. The following craft activity from 12-1pm has limited space and a $5 registration fee to cover cost of materials. Please be sure to purchase a spot if you are interested in staying for the macrame activity.
Materials provided by Women & Their Work.
Marta Francine is a textile artist who currently works and resides in San Antonio and Austin, TX. She received her BFA in Visual Arts and Communication from Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica, where she was born and raised prior to relocating to Texas. Her mother is a professional seamstress and fiber artist whom she credits for inheriting the love for this art form. Marta currently explores ways to break away from the repetitive aspect of traditional macramé knotting, in turn developing her own patterns and textile construction. Marta Francine’s approach to this art form stems from her passion for nature, texture, and color; as well as a deep curiosity about organic fiber movement and soft sculpture techniques.