Digital Embroidery Workshop with Artist Shelley Spector
Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Since May of this year, Philadelphia sculptor, Shelley Spector has been Breadboard’s Artist
in Residence at NextFab Studio. Using fabric cut from secondhand clothing and wood cast off
from NextFab’s commercial projects, she has developed a colorful new body of work of digitally
embroidered images in laser cut frames.
These new works, which will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery
beginning February 2012, are the inspiration for a public workshop, which will take place on
Saturday, October 29th from 1-4PM at NextFab Studio, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Workshop participants will get to work side by side with Spector to create a piece using the digital
sewing machine, (affectionately named Gwen) and the laser cutter (also known as Speedy). Each
participant will get a take away piece of art designed by Spector that they will fabricate under the
supervision of the artist and NextFab’s tech experts.
This free workshop includes a preview of Spector’s newest work and a tour of NextFab’s state
of the art facilities. It is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is necessary -
space is limited.
Spector is an artist, curator, editor and teacher. She has been working for more than 20 years,
creating works of various media that most recently explore themes of money, relationships, tools
of measurement and the environment. Her work has been exhibited at Philadelphia Museum of
Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Gallery Joe, Fleisher Art
Memorial Challenge Exhibition and The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA, and Delaware Center For
Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE. She is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, where
she has an upcoming show in January 2013.
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