Beauty without Intentions

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Lovely visitor from Poland weaving on the SAORI loom for the first time! 

Lovely visitor from Poland weaving on the SAORI loom for the first time! 

We had a great time at the Manufacture New York Fundraiser event last month. Some of our supporters wove for the first time on a SAORI loom! Thank you to all who came out and supported our organization. It meant a lot to us and was great to see you all. We officially raised enough to purchase a loom! Horray for future weaving!! 

Forest of weavings on display at the fundraiser.

Forest of weavings on display at the fundraiser.

We hope to see you all again soon and stay tuned for future events!

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Join us this Saturday, September 24th at Manufacture NY for our fundraising event! Come and bring family and friends to this special event.  You will enjoy:

  • A display of SAORI weaving in fashion, tapestries, jewelry, handbags and more.
  • A variety of unique woven products for sale.  Think holiday shopping!
  • An opportunity to try out weaving on a SAORI loom.  (You might not want to leave it!)
  • Light refreshments while you view and mingle.

All proceeds will go to buying a much needed loom!

Suggested donation $20

Location: Manufacture NY @ 850 3rd Avenue Suite 412 Brooklyn, NY

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saori-arts-nyc-weaving-fundraiser-tickets-27213003827

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Ria Hawks SAORI weaving with children at Sister Pat's Kids Camp. The camp is a week long every summer at Marist Brothers' Center in Esopus, NY. Here are some of the weavings made this summer from the children and volunteers!

Pillow woven by Nia

Pillow woven by Nia

Coasters woven by Jonathan

Coasters woven by Jonathan

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Our Creative Growth visiting artist workshop was a big success! Such incredible artists in this Oakland, CA based art studio. We are so pleased to introduce the SAORI method to the artists and staff. Looking forward to seeing what they make from their weavings in the future!

Artist Tony Pedemonte SAORI weaving a sculpture on the loom!

Artist Tony Pedemonte SAORI weaving a sculpture on the loom!

Tony Pedemonte's SAORI sculpture waiting to be made into a hat!

Tony Pedemonte's SAORI sculpture waiting to be made into a hat!

Artist Pete Salsman modeling his hand stitched hat made from Tony Pedemonte's SAORI sculpture. Also modeling the communally made SAORI vest!

Artist Pete Salsman modeling his hand stitched hat made from Tony Pedemonte's SAORI sculpture. Also modeling the communally made SAORI vest!

Communal banner

Communal banner

It was an honor to have a visiting artist workshop at Creativity Explored this summer! The San Francisco, CA based artists and staff had a great time on the SAORI looms. A communal banner and SAORI woven jacket was made from the weavings! 

Artist Paul Pulizzano at the SAORI loom.

Artist Paul Pulizzano at the SAORI loom.

Executive Director of Creativity Explored, Amy Taub wearing the communally made SAORI woven jacket.

Executive Director of Creativity Explored, Amy Taub wearing the communally made SAORI woven jacket.

Thanks for featuring us on your blog Creativity Explored!

https://www.creativityexplored.org/blog/blog/saori-weaving-workshop-at-creativity-explored

https://www.creativityexplored.org

TOGETHER FOR 3.11
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL
FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS

On March 11, 2011, the eastern regions of Japan were struck by an earthquake and tsunami of unimaginable power.
For many of us in New York, shock and sorrow compelled us to do something for the suffering victims, and we responded.
Today, five years later, many of the stricken regions are being restored.
The ground has been built up and the land has been reshaped in the coastal areas.
Yet sixty-eight thousand people still live in temporary housing.
There is an obvious gap between the restored areas, and the extensive lands that remain unrestored and are now depopulated.
It will take more time for the people and their communities to regain their strength, but still they are striving to rebuild.
After five years, the first thing we can do is to promise, once more, never to forget.
Never forget that day or the survivors still living in those regions.
And never forget the compelling compassion we felt on that day, wanting to do something, anything, for them.
So today, let us come together again, listen to those voices through video recordings,
and once more send our prayers to the survivors and the souls who were lost.
Our message is: "We have not forgotten you. Together we will overcome and help Japan recover."
– SIDE BY SIDE – Let us join our hearts TOGETHER!

DATE: 3/6/16 (SUN)
Doors Open: 4:00PM
Memorial Ceremony: 4:45PM – 6:15PM
Doors Close: 7:00PM

PLACE: First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Closest Subway: 1 @66th St(Lincoln Center) B, C @72nd St
http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/FirstCS.html

Admission: Free (donations for Japan Relief will be accepted)
All profits will be used to support relief in Northeastern Japan's affected areas.

This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and no registration is required. There is no dress code.

Saori weavers in Japan participating in the 311 m global weaving.

Saori weavers in Japan participating in the 311 m global weaving.



On-Going Projects


Previous Projects

 

Lecture "SAORI weaving and Zen"

October 14, 2015 at Japanese American Association of New York
Speaker: Yukako Satone (SAORI ARTS NYC)
Featured artist: Nobuko Tsuruta (SAORI Healing Artist) 

 

Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day

SAORI ARTS NYC is a  proud sponsor of this event and will have an open loom to weave a banner in Honor of Sickle Cell Month, September 2015.    The completed banner will be on display at the Clinic of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant outpatient clinic.
Hosted by the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

 

From Farm to Fabric Workshop  @ Manufacture NY

SAORI ARTS NYC will have weavings and goodies for sale from the "Beauty Without Intentions" exhibition featured in the pop-up gallery at the From Farm to Fabric Workshop Symposium(September 26th & 27th). Join Manufacture New York for a weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices, including hands on workshops in weaving, spinning, natural dyeing and much more! There will be panel discussions that will bring together leading artists, designers, and makers in NYC and the surrounding areas. Purchase tickets at: http://farmtofabric.eventbrite.com/

 

Sister Pat's Kids Camp  July 26 to August 1 2015

A week long camp for children with cancer or life threatening hematology disorders.   SAORI ARTS NYC provided 3 looms, supplies and a weaver to engage the campers in weaving during arts and crafts or evening time.   The campers made scarves, bracelets, headbands and other accessories.  SAORI weaving was introduced to the camp via Loop of the Loom previously, and will be a yearly contributor to the camp as SAORI ARTS NYC.   

 

BEAUTY WITHOUT INTENTIONS LOOKBOOK AND SHOW

Thank you to all who contributed and worked with us to create the designer look book! For inquiries regarding garment rentals or purchases contact brandy@saoriartsnyc.org

Credits:

Photographer:  Michael Burk
Models:  Delilah Wells & Sasha Frolova
Backdrop:  Nica Rabinowitz
Makeup & Hair:  Maryann Conneely

Tenri Cultural Institute in New York NY

Tenri Cultural Institute in New York NY

 

SAORI WEAVING x FASHION DESIGN COLLABORATION

April 17th is almost here: the opening night of our much anticipated show! It is the overall 10th Anniversary of Loop of the Loom, as well as the first show hosted by SAORI Arts nyc!  Come see the works of local designers and artists' garments created with artworks made by SAORI weavers with special needs in Japan. These weavers artworks combined with the creativity of these local fashion designers will be magical and incredibly unique. A collaboration that has never before seen in the US.

This project will continue after the show, as we will be receiving more fabrics woven by people with disabilities for sale and available for making into garments. Stay tuned for updates on this project!