Sunday, December 1, more than 700 Museum Stores, representing 50 states, 10 countries, and 3 continents, will celebrate Museum Store Sunday by showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission specific gifts.
We invite you to “Be a Patron” at Morikami where your purchase will directly help sustain our commitment to provide Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire our community – PLUS, you’ll get a FREE Museum Store Sunday tote with your $25 purchase, valid in store only.
Between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm shop the trunk show and meet local shibori artist, Suzanne Connors. In addition to teaching workshops on shibori indigo dying, Suzanne has created beautiful one-of-a-kind shibori textiles for both home & personal wear available for sale exclusively at the museum store.
Museum Store Sunday Featured Artist
Suzanne is a professional textile artist who embraces the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, an aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. She works primarily as a Shibori artist using natural Indigo dyes and the manual resist technique to create her original designs and patterns on various natural materials. She was instinctively drawn to Japanese textiles after seeing the similarities between the American Arts and Crafts Movement and Traditional Japanese Design. It is important to her to utilize traditional ways handed down through generations while adopting sustainable practices.
She has and academic background in architecture and design and has worked as an interior designer and director of a fine art gallery. Suzanne has been sharing her passion for texture, colors, technique and design through workshops since 2010. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practices at institutions throughout the U.S.