Public Program

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch Series: Material Explorations

February 2, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

FWM Studio staff members Kate Abercrombie and Avery Lawrence will discuss projects by former Artists-in-Residence Laura Owens and Shahzia Sikander and focus on how each of these artists approached edition printing using uncommon methods. Owens’ and Sikander’s print editions were manipulated and hand-embellished culminating in the creation of unique editions of artwork during their residencies at FWM. Participants will have an opportunity to screen-print, draw and practice embroidery techniques to create their own small work to take home.

Event Information

February 2, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

About the Participants

Kate Abercrombie is the Master Printer and Printing Production Manager at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Abercrombie has an MFA from University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been included in exhibitions in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Fleisher/Ollman, Little Berlin and Black Floor. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Avery Lawrence is the Studio Assistant at The Fabric Workshop and Museum and a lecturer in the undergraduate art program at the University of Pennsylvania. Lawrence received his bachelor’s degree in Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in Fine Arts (Program in Art) from the California Institute of the Arts. His works have been shown at the Orlando Museum of Art, FL; the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA; the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA and galleries around the country.


Major support for Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation is provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.