MELBOURNE, FLA.—To celebrate the end of the Interwoven exhibit, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology will host its last Friends of Textiles gallery talk of the fall on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Interwoven guest artist Alejandrina Cué will lead visitors on a tour of select works featured in the Center’s gallery, following a reception, which begins at 5:15 p.m.
Born in western Cuba, Cué now lives in Havana. Her mixed-media surrealist collages are assembled from found or saved textiles, re-appropriating traditional female skills such as embroidery, crochet and quilting.
A close look at Cué’s complex imagery reveals compositions enlivened by a visual poetic language. Cué says her artwork, which “employs the fabric we use every day,” seeks “originality and life while expressing both joy and anguish.”
In addition to her fine arts degrees from the Matanzas School of Fine Arts and the National School of Drawing in Havana, Cué also studied at the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany. Her works have been included in numerous international exhibitions and she has received many awards of distinction throughout her artistic career, including the Distinction of National Culture, the highest official award honored to Cuban artists.
The cost for the lecture is $10 for the general public; it is free to Friends of Textiles members and full-time students. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or contact the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at (321) 674-8313.
Alfiletero Corazón (Pincushion Heart) by Alejandrina Cué (Cuba, b. 1951), 2005; textile collage.