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Artists of Nevada

Artists of Nevada Tour

Monday, July 9, 2018

8:45 AM – 3:30 PM

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Travel to the studio of Antonia Lowden, tapestry weaver. Toni received her MFA in textiles from JFK University/Fiberworks, Berkeley California. Her love of textiles began early in her hometown of Seattle, where artists frequently exhibited in a park near her home.

After her floor loom start, Toni became interested in tapestry. She prefers being able to see her entire piece on a frame loom as she works. Early instruction with Archie Brennan created a deeper love and interest in tapestry weaving.

Toni’s studio, formerly a guesthouse on her property, houses a ten-foot wall frame loom and an AVL 16 harness floor loom. Her woven tapestries have been commissioned for locations both public and private. Toni is a multi-talented artist covering many media including painting, jewelry making and weaving. She is the recipient of many awards and has been published in multiple magazines. While at Toni’s studio, Igor Raven, former Vice President of the Reno Fiber guild will be demonstrating pattern weaving on an AVL Compu-Dobby Loom. Beryl Moody will present a sampling of handwovens and other hand-crafted items for sale as she explains how the Reno Fiber Guild has created the very successful Out Reach and Learn to Weave Programs. 

Kate Hanlon

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Kate Hanlon image 2Moving from tapestry weaving to dyeing, the studio of Kate Hanlon provides the opportunity to share Kate’s love of color flowing onto silk in her dye studio. Kate mixes her dyes and, one at a time, creates unique scarves using multiple techniques, including paintbrushes and shibori. Kate has been designing professionally since 1970, Her work has been exhibited in national juried gallery shows and is sold in shops and galleries throughout the United States. 



 A visit to Jill Altmann’s studio will be a visual kaleidoscope and “in-process” demonstration of techniques and equipment, shared resources, and unusual findings she uses to produce her limited edition wearable art clothing ( Her free-standing “green-built” studio overlooks their family vineyard with incomparable vistas of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains in rural south Reno. A lifetime of travel and exploration/education in weaving, machine knitting and dye techniques find their way into her finished work. From concept to completion, Jill encourages you to tackle the “elephant” in your workspace so that you can move forward in your pursuit of completing unfinished projects.

Meet at the Peppermill Reno Resort’s Parking Plaza

$100 (lunch included)

Purchase a Convergence® Value Package (CVP)