– Florida Tech presents two opportunities to view a special collection of the textile arts. The community is invited to the Dream Weavers Gala:
A Tribute in Threads and Fabric, and to the Dream Weavers Textile Art Exhibit. The gala is March 1 at 6:30 p.m. and the exhibit will be held on March 2,
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both events will be in the university’s Clemente Center on University Blvd. and are coordinated by a committee of 60 community
Karen Garrison, a Florida Tech trustee and president of Pitney-Bowes Business Services, is honorary chair of the Dream Weavers Gala, a music-filled
cocktail reception. The gala includes a preview of an exhibit of needlework, and fabric and textile art, including carpets, wearable art, wall hangings,
weavings, quilts, coverlets and three-dimensional and collage pieces. All proceeds from the event will fund the Juanita Neal Baker Endowed Fellowship,
which supports research toward the reduction of violence to women and children. The cost is $50.
The March 2 exhibit will be open to the public at no cost.
Baker is director of Florida Tech’s School of Psychology Family Learning Program. She also was responsible for bringing to Florida Tech’s John Evans
Library a 1,576-item collection of women’s studies volumes. The collection, which includes many rare and out-of-print books, was dedicated in December
For gala invitations and more information, call (321) 674-8962.
Photo: Brenda Harris, Florida Tech development senior director, displays a work of fabric art that will be part of the Dream Weavers Gala on March 1 and
exhibit on March 2. The exhibit is a back strap loom, which Juanita Neal Baker, School of Psychology associate professor, acquired in Guatemala.