Release date: IMMEDIATELY
Date: May 6, 2004
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist ~ (909) 798-5048
Ann Deegan, Curator of History ~ (909) 307-2669 ext. 236 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.
Event date: SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2004
Event place: Redlands, CA
Traditional Japanese Embroidery
A presentation by Carol Algie Higginbotham will introduce visitors
at the San Bernardino County Museum to traditional Japanese embroidery
at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. The presentation is sponsored
by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America,
Inc, who will request a donation of $5 per person in addition
to general museum admission.
Silk embroidery, as seen on kimonos and obis, has developed in
Japan over the past 1600 years. The embroidery is worked on silk
fabric using silk and metal threads. Designs, inspired by nature,
use traditional Japanese motifs.
The illustrated lecture will show historic and contemporary pieces
of embroidery, and will take participants on virtual tours of
embroidery schools in Japan and the United States. Higginbotham
will show samples of traditional Japanese embroidery, and visitors
will learn techniques and watch demonstrations.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays
and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult),
$5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12). Children under
5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is
free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. Lunch, snacks,
and beverages are available at the museum's Garden Café
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org
or call (909) 307-2669.
Kamelyta Plimley, Marketing Assistant
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374
Tel (909) 798-9829 Fax (909) 748-7763 TDD/TTY (909) 792-1462.