What's New at NBO
As I’m writing this, sitting by my open window, the aroma of star jasmine makes me smile. It’s finally May and the hummingbirds are visiting my garden all the time. My New Zealand Flax is blooming and the birds love the flowers, along with the peach colored Abutilon blossoms. This is such a warm and nurturing time of year. Daylight is lasting longer as we approach the summer solstice.
Pat Hickman is the final new Board Member of 2018 that I would like to introduce to you. She has spent time many years teaching in textile and fiber programs including the University of California at Berkeley and Davis along with other bay area institutions. Pat is a Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. To find out more about Pat please read her bio below and be sure to visit her website: Pat Hickman: Artist Working in the Fiber Medium
May’s Featured Guild is from the far north. The Headwaters Basketmakers Guild was founded in Bemidji, Minnesota, in 1990. Looking for like-minded basket makers they placed an ad in the local newspaper and the rest is history. They are an active group with members stretching over 3 states. Keep reading to find out more.
Under our Resources tab on the NBO website there is the Techniques, Materials & More heading. We just included a reprint of an article from the Spring 2017 NBO Magazine Capturing Your Work with Photography. We have had a lot of requests on this subject and wanted to share this article with you.
Carol Eckert, NBO Board President, had an interesting experience recently. Someone who was the curator of an upcoming exhibit was looking for some basket makers and contacted Carol. She referred them to the NBO website to look at our Featured Members Page. A listing on this page is included in the Enhanced Membership package, and comes with some newly added benefits. Visit Join NBO and find out how to be listed on the Featured Members page.
Thank you for your reading the May Over Under. I hope you enjoy it.
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Above photo: Hickman’s commission, Nets of Makali’i–Nets of the Pleiades, stands as monumental entrance gates for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Hawaii.
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