Louisiana native and Tallahassee based textile artist, Gaelin Craighead has been chosen to participate in an international artist residency program in Oaxaca, Mexico during the summer of 2016. This month long residency includes private studio space for one month as well as instruction from a master weaver for three weeks. Gaelin hopes to not only master the techniques of back strap weaving, but also to create a series of weavings that document her time in Oaxaca. She will be immersing herself in the culture and tradition of her craft. Weaving is an art form that is rooted in tradition and community, and Gaelin is looking forward to studying her craft in such a traditional setting.
Gaelin plans on sourcing her materials from Oaxaca for her weavings and to get to know the local craftspersons as much as possible. After her return to the U.S., Craighead will seek out an exhibition space to display the work created during her time in Oaxaca.
Artist Residency website http://www.arquetopia.org
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