Linda Aguilar: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2011 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow
Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom and the Dubin Studio
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 5:30–7:00 pm
There is a stigma that basketmakers face: “Traditional” or “Non-Traditional.” Linda’s response: “I am both.”
Linda Aguilar works mostly with horsehair and waxed thread, which are non-traditional materials, but she approaches the weaving in a very traditional manner. Her respect and admiration for the many generations of ancestral basketmakers runs deep.
Aguilar interweaves the many aspects of herself into her baskets. Sometimes weather affects her color choices. Other times her funny side leads her to infuse humor into her work. But the very act of weaving is itself meditative, and her baskets reflect a sense of peace and calm.
Aguilar’s exquisite pieces can be found in museums and private collections all over the world, including those of Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Admission free and open to the public—Space is limited; please RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Friday, May 20, 2011.