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IT19 & Surface Design Association Bus Tour

  • Clayton Plaza Hotel 7750 Carondelet Avenue Clayton, MO 63105 (map)
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Join Innovations in Textiles 2019 as we welcome Surface Design Association and their “Beyond the Surface” Biennial Conference to St. Louis October 3-6 p.m. The Bus Tours Special Event is held Saturday, October 5. Choose one of five Tours and register early! Tours last 7 hours & include lunch. Departure is between 9-10 a.m. from the Clayton Plaza Hotel. Departure times vary by bus. $75/person.

INNOVATION IN TEXTILES EXHIBITS
BUS TOUR ROUTES

Basic Info: Tours last 7 hours and include lunch. Departure is between 9-10am from the Clayton Plaza Hotel; departure times vary by bus. Accessibility concerns: contact SDA.
Please note: SDA will work to match you with your Tour choice. In the event a bus does not fill, we will assign you to a different bus. We will confirm your bus route, along with other registration details, closer to the conference.


ORANGE BUS (A) - Student /Educator- Edwardsville:

Features four exhibits, a panel discussion, and the opening reception for Future Tense 2019.  Work offers insight by artist/educators, a glimpse into the future of fiber art and work by SDA members. NOTE: this tour involves walking.

  • Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators, Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery - St. Louis Community College Meramec

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • SDA Panel Discussion: Figuring It Out: Truths of Being Successful with Rena Wood, Jennifer Reis and Catherine Reinhart; moderated by Andrea Vail. Focus is on students and emerging artists. All are welcome.

  • Future Tense 2019, SDA’s Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Edwardsville Art Center


BLUE BUS (B) - Downtown
Features six exhibits with interesting variety from contemporary quilts, fiber art, and avant-garde fashion to new paths of textile explorations. NOTE: this tour involves walking 1 block.

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • It's Not You, It's Me: A Declaration of Independence, The Sheldon Art Galleries

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild plus permanent collection; University City Public Library

  • Fidencio Martinez-Perez: Cuttings, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

  • Not My Usual Go To!, The Parish Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Church


RED BUS (C) - Downtown
Features six exhibits with an exciting variety of textile techniques and fiber art including altered surfaces, contemporary quilts and rare historic kimonos.

  • RE: Surfaced, Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art

  • The Quintessential Quilt, Circle in the Square Quilters Guild plus permanent collection; University City Public Library

  • SDA’s Small Works, all member exhibition, Webster University's Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

  • Fiber Focus 2019, Art Saint Louis

  • Japanese Meisen Kimono & Needle Festival Tributes, Horsley Arts

YELLOW BUS (D) - St. Charles
Features a presentation and four exhibits where the work stretches your imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling.  NOTE: this tour involves walking 1 block

  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, with presentation

  • Quilt National 2019, Foundry Art Center

  • MOFA Tall & Skinny, Foundry Art Center

  • Bits Art Quilters Exhibit, Bluebird Park

  • Exhibit: work of Kelsey Wilshusen, The Monday Club, Webster Grove

GREEN BUS (E) - St. Charles
Features five galleries where the work stretches your imagination through all dimensions of textiles & fiber explorations; 3-D, on the wall, and suspended from the ceiling.

  • Sun Smith-Foret: Trans Tribal Sculptures, Duane Reed Gallery

  • Paper & Thread: Dreams are Made of These - Deann Rubin and Betty Shew, Norton's Fine Art & Framing

  • Quilt National 2019, Foundry Art Center

  • MOFA Tall & Skinny, Foundry Art Center

  • Not in My Comfort Zone, St. Charles County Arts Council’s Lillian Yahn Gallery

$75/person. Advance registration required through Surface Design Association here. Questions: info@surfacedesign.org
If you are a member of any Innovations in Textiles 2019 participating venue, contact venue directly for your IT19-SDA Bus Tour Discount code for a $60 ticket.