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June 07th, 2007

"Art Weaving" Talk at the Jim Thompson House

By Kachama Perez
The Jim Thompson Art Center Office
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Jim Thompson Art Center invites textile enthusiasts and art collectors to join a fascinating talk entitled "Natural Weaving - Textiles as an Art Medium" by artist and textile designer Kachama K. Perez. The talk which will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the William Warren Library at the Jim Thompson House will focus on the speaker's work as a contemporary Lanna-style artist and textile designer.

The founder of the Kachama Studio in Chiang Mai, the artist's signature works feature fabrics which are inspired by traditional weaving techniques of the northern hill tribes and Southeast Asian minority groups. By gathering ideas from her surroundings, Kachama has developed and created remarkably detailed and striking textiles that are full of life and vivid colors. With a "Back to Nature" philosophy serving as her guide, she uses natural materials, such as natural-dyed cotton thread and silk yarn, to bring her creative textile works to life. Other natural materials used in her weavings include flowers, bark, tree leaf, and banana tree fiber.

Kachama K. Perez graduated from Tokyo Mode College, an institute of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan. After her graduation, Kachama remained in Japan and worked there as product designer. Today she lives and works in Chiang Mai and has opened her own Lanna-weaving studio called "Kachama Studio".

This lecture is the last in a series of Educational Programs organized in conjunction with the Metissage exhibition at The Jim Thompson Art Center. The talk will include a detailed slide and multi-vision show with examples of fabrics from the Kachma Studio collection and an explanation of the dye-techniques used.

The talk will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 2:00-4:00 pm. at the William Warren Library, 4th floor the Jim Thompson Art Center Office, and will be in Thai with English translation. (The Art Center's office is in the Jim Thompson Building located just before the main entrance to the Jim Thompson House.)

For further information please contact
Khun Somsuda, Education Program Coordinator

E-mail: somsuda@jimthompsonhouse.com
(Admission free of charge)

The Jim Thompson Art Center Office
(4th floor, behind the Jim Thompson House's parking area)
Tel: 02-612-6741
Tel / Fax: 02-219-2911
E-mail: artcenter@jimthompsonhouse.com
Office Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily

Address
6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama I Rd., Wangmai, Phayathai, Bangkok 10330
(Near the National Stadium BTS)