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Surface Design Association meeting day to be held at SU's Warehouse Sept. 11

September 08, 2010

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

The New York State chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA), a nonprofit educational organization with more than 4,000 members worldwide, will host “SDA at SU,” an informative, one-day gathering on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.

“SDA at SU” will showcase fiber arts and surface pattern design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Art and Design. The program is free, but participants must R.S.V.P. to Jeanne Beck, New York State SDA representative, at or by calling (585) 394-9052. Further information, including maps and parking locations, will be provided to registrants.

The program will begin with tours of the fiber arts and surface pattern design classrooms and studios in The Warehouse and at Comstock Art Facility (ComArt). The afternoon session will include presentations by four School of Art and Design faculty members who will discuss their art: Anne Cofer, Mary Giehl, Eileen Gosson and Sarah Saulson. The program will close with attending SDA members giving brief overviews of their work.

Participants are invited to attend a reception that evening from 5-7 p.m. for the exhibition “Pliable Planes: Cloth & Beyond” at the Design Gallery at The Warehouse, which features the work of Cofer, Giehl, Gosson and Saulson as well as fellow faculty member Marion Dorfer.

The SDA’s mission is to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of textiles among the art and design communities and the general public. The SDA publishes the quarterly Surface Design Journal and sponsors a biennial educational conference.

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