LOOMINATIONS was a fifty-year retrospective of the works of the San Diego Creative Weavers’ Guild included juried pieces by its current members. The exhibition was enlivened by weaving demonstrations and displays of looms, spinning wheels and other tools. Tapestries, clothing and accessories and three-dimensional objects such as baskets were represented in the retrospective.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Institute for Arts Education presented a series of three related cultural events in the Museum and Forum Hall.

The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Creative Weavers’ Guild, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.


On View: Jan 19, 1996 - Mar 03, 1996

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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