Bautista Weaving on Oregon Public Broadcasting Oregon Art Beat, Thursday October , 2020 8PM
When Laura and Francisco Bautista moved from Oaxaca, Mexico to Sandy, Oregon in 2013 they brought with them four generations of weaving tradition. Many of the designs have been in their culture for centuries. Now their daughter Cinthya and son David are also on their way to becoming master weavers. "Watching two kids weaving now," Francisco says, "I have no words to describe how happy I feel."
The Textile Society of America 2020 Virtual Symposium
Hidden Stories/Human Lives
TSA's 17th Biennial Symposium
October 15 - 17, 2020
The theme Hidden Stories/Human Lives presents opportunities to reveal complex and hidden stories of global textile making and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet, just as the voices of women of color, marginalized by the suffrage movement, are only now being recognized, the stories of the many human lives that have contributed – directly and indirectly – to textile making, including enslaved people, immigrant entrepreneurs, and industrial laborers, remain untold. With this Symposium, we hope to get “behind the curtain” to explore the wider human network engaged in textile production, bringing to light hidden stories and excluded voices of all kinds, genders, and colors.