Save the date! Fall 2016 Program: Studio Visit with Jon Eric Riis

Nationally and internationally acclaimed contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis “has taken the ancient craft of hand-woven tapestry to the level of important contemporary fine art.” His tapestries often contain “highly critical social and cultural ideas.” He “creates extraordinary works of woven silk and metallic thread with textured undulating surfaces of hand-stitched pearls, coral and glass beads.”

Just hours back from his travels to India, Jon will share with TASA his current studio projects, his favorite Chinese textiles, and textiles from many other cultures around the world.  Jon’s pieces have been collected over a period of 50 years. He will have textiles available for sale.

When:  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Home/studio of Jon Eric Riis (875 Piedmont Avenue, N.E. 30309)
Free for 2016 TASA members; $10 for non-members






One thought on “Save the date! Fall 2016 Program: Studio Visit with Jon Eric Riis

  1. Hi, this is Rebecca Stone at Emory! Want to make sure people are aware of the big Carlos Museum show “Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles” that will open August 19th and run through December 17th 2017. I can send our official blurb and some images to whomever. Also, we want to have people spinning and weaving on either a treadle loom we will have set up — from mid 20th c Oaxaca! — or their own backstop loom anytime they can esp. T-F 10-12 and Sat n Sun 2-4 during the run of the show. Pls email me at with interest or questions!!!

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