Creative Transformation: Coffee Filters to Kimonos

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Creative Transformation: Coffee Filters to Kimonos

Instructor: 
Lucia Matzger
When: 
February 17, 2021
Time: 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Place: 
Zoom Webinar
Fee: 
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by the SAA by Feb. 10, 2021.


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We all know a kimono as a traditional Japanese garment. We also know a kimono can be a decorative art form that draws attention when displayed on a living room wall. People admire the craftsmanship, the decoration, the pattern, the color, and the fabric, be it silk or cotton or coffee filters. Yes, coffee filters! Come hear and see as Lucia Matzger explains how she uses coffee filters as a collage material to create a kimono. For many years, Ms. Matzger has been intrigued by the organic quality of used coffee filters; their naturally subdued and earth toned colors, the arbitrary patterns of the coffee stains and their recyclable elements. With an artistic eye and her creative talent, she transforms mundane coffee filters using a paint brush, needle and thread, and a photocopy machine. The result is a stunning kimono; each one different with a unique shape, style and tone.

Lucia Matzger is a textile artist who grew up in the Netherlands and now resides in Berkeley. Her art reflects her interests in textile and design. It has been shown in galleries throughout the Bay Area. She has shared the story of her kimonos with art groups, including the Textile Arts Council at the DeYoung.

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