Embellished C o n t e x t:
Workshop taught by visiting artist and professor Brooks Harris Stevens
Beginning Monday , April 10, 2017 – Art&Design Ba2 8.30AM/10.30AM classroom C6.
Beginning Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Applied Design I and II 8.30AM/10.30AM classroom B8
Brooks Harris Stevens is an artist and Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University where she is the Fibers program coordinator in the
School of Art & Design. She received her BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Fibers from East Carolina University,
School of Art and Design. Brooks is continually inspired through the creation of installations and three-dimensional ber based work with
interdisciplinary approaches challenging the ber medium. Her current research focuses on the mending of cloth, land and architecture inspired
by various cultural observations. She has lectured on textiles practices in Europe and the U.S. while exhibiting work in solo, group, and juried
exhibitions nationally and internationally. Brooks has recently had work included in Shifting Landscapes, Textile Art of Today in Europe and
World of Threads, Ontario, Canada and Fiberart International 2016. In addition to exhibiting her work Brooks has recently performed several landscape
and architectural mendings in Leh, Ladakh, India, Mount Dajti, Albania and locally at the Peninsular Paper Company in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Recent articles can be found in two international ber and textile journals that focus on her global mending practice;
Fibre Textile Forum, Mending Gold: Mending as Metaphor and Surface Design Journal, Mending Gold: Longitude and Latitude.