March 2010

Batik Classes by Beth & Jonathan Evans
Batik Classes by Beth & Jonathan Evans

Fabric Marbling Workshop

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville artist Tamara Chasteen will host a weekend fabric marbling workshop March 5-7 at the Wynne Home Arts Center.
The program will include three days of education on the marbling technique, a method of manipulating paint to dye fabrics to produce a marble-like appearance, and includes two meals.

The fee for the program is $150 plus the cost of fabric. All interested parties are urged to contact Chasteen at (936) 661-1779 or to register prior to the workshop. The workshop is limited to ten students.

The weekend will begin Friday evening with a supper followed by an initial dying session in which Chasteen will provide an introduction to the marbling method.

“Marbling is a really fun technique that utilizes the surface tension of liquids to float paint,” Chasteen said. “And then you draw patterns in the floating paint and lay the fabric you want to print on top.”

According to Chasteen the technique is very versatile, and can be applied to a variety of fabrics as well as paper.

Saturday will be a full day of marbling, and Sunday will conclude the workshop with a brunch.

The workshop is the latest in a series of Chasteen workshops in the fiber arts that she is calling “Best of the Seasons.” Previous workshops included a Shibori dyeing workshop and a weaving workshop. The next in the series will be a Batik dyeing workshop set for May.

Batiks will be on display at the Maurice M. Pine Library  NEW JERSEY

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fair Lawn — Batiks by Susan Itkin will be on display from March 14 to April 19 in the Gallery at Fair Lawn’s Maurice M. Pine Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave. in Fair Lawn.

There will be an artists reception on March 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All are invited.

An accomplished textile artist, Itkin utilizes the centuries-old fabric dyeing technique of batik, using dyes and resists to create paintings, clothing and home décor. Batik is an ancient fabric dyeing technique which utilizes wax as a resist.

Used in many cultures throughout the world such as Indonesia, Africa and China, batik decorates fabric used for clothing and home décor as well as fine art.

Call 201-796-3400. Free admission


Learn the basics of Modern Batik Art. Incorporate dyes and wax to produce your very own work of art. Cost: $170 (materials incl.) Open to participants
ages 12 and up, No experience necessary, Instructor: Gabrielle Lasporte
March 13/14, 2010,

at Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant

Details to Follow

Zulkifli Yusoff A Historical Survey 1996-2009

Date & Time: January 16 – March 20, 2010,  10am to 6pm (closed on public holidays)

Venue: Art Salon @ SENI, Mont Kiara,

Lot 55350, Changkat Duta Kiara, off Jalan Duta Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-6203 1919


This exhibition is a mini-retrospective showing about 50 of Zulkifli Yusoff’s paintings and sculptures from 1996 to 2009. The

15th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition

Date: February 28–March 14, 2010

Venue: Rimbun Dahan

Kilometer 27, Jalan Kuang, Kuang 48050 Selangor, Malaysia

Contact: +603 6038 3690 or


The 15th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition at Rimbun Dahan Gallery will be showcasing works by Monika Behrens, Rochelle Haley and Samsudin Wahab. The underground gallery is set within a 14-acre ground with an organic herb & spice garden, orchard, forested & wetland areas, century old restored kampung house from Perak and an Anglo-Indian bungalow from Penang.There will be an Artist Talk at 3 pm, Saturday, 6th March, 2010 in the gallery and a guided Tour of Rimbun Dahan at 9 am, Sunday, 14th March, 2010. More details of the programs & a map to the venue can be downloaded from

Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF)

Date: March 2 (Wednesday) – March 6, 2010 (Sunday)

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre,

41 Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: +(603)-92822888 or


Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is a must see event for all furniture and furnishings retailers, interior designers, interior decorators, architects and product specifiers, Malaysian International Furniture Fair features more than 500 manufacturers, wholesalers and designers over a huge 35,000 square metres.

Malaysia International Jewellery Fair 2010 – Spring Edition

Date: March 12, (Friday) – March 15, 2010 (Monday)

Venue: Putra World Trade Centre,

41 Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact: +603-9058 8772 or

Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) has long manifested as eminent Jewellery show in Malaysia and across the region. The show name has established successful positioning in the market and essentially amongst major industry players and jewellery fraternities at the global forefront.

New Species – C4 by Zac Lee

Date: March 12 – 28, 2010

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac),

Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan,  51100 Kuala Lumpur

In his customary hyper- realist style with surrealist overtones and colour play, Lee presents the durian, an iconic Malaysian fruit , as an analogy for  aspects of Malaysian  political angst. This show possesses the quality work that is making Lee one of Malaysia’s most sought after artists, who combines technical agility with concept delivery.

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