||August 2nd, 2007|
The Weaving Art
by lyle e davis
Like many of you, I saw the announcement about basket weaving art being the newest thing on the block at the California Center for the Arts,
Escondido Museum . . and wondered how interesting it would be.
Then I went to see the exhibit. I couldn’t get enough of it. To see the exquisite weaving of these baskets . . . the fine detail, imagining the patience the weavers had to have to finish a project, noting that some of them were over 200 years old and they looked like they were freshly made . . . and to see the young Kumeyaay Indian girl weaving a basket before your eyes in the museum hall . . . well, it adds up to the best five bucks you’ll spend in a long time.
Above, a Chumash Treasure Basket, from the early 19th century, is just one of many examples of the fine art of basket weaving.
You simply can’t truly appreciate the intricate beauty of this basket weaving unless and until you see them up close.
While there, you may also enjoy the photo art, capturing world renown actors, acting to commands for various facial expressions. Look for: In Character: Actors Acting.
They also offer a lovely exhibit of glassware called Cultural Fusion . . . and a series of paintings by Shauna Peck.
The exhibition is open at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, from July 28 through September 30th. Call 839.4120 for information.
Above, a Chumash Treasure Basket, from the early 19th century,
is just one of many examples of the fine art of basket weaving.