Collection: NIAD Annex Exhibition // A Not So Common Iguana And Other Tails
About the exhibition
"This collection presents tapestries woven in wool by me, Janet Moore, after those delightful paintings by NIAD artist Saul Alegria. Saul works at NIAD in the large, shared studio space. I worked there as an artist mentor and instructor in the textiles department. Saul’s renderings of animals delighted me. One of my first thoughts on seeing his work was that they would translate very well in tapestry as they were quite graphic in nature, showed his interest in text and language, had unique color combinations, and expressed a range of emotions that were quite surprising. I decided to ask Saul if he would like to see his paintings woven, and he said yes."
About Janet Moore
Janet Moore has been fascinated by weaving in all its forms, from wearables to mythic stories in wool, for many years. She is the former Executive Director of the Baulines Craft Guild, and has taught jewelry, fiber art, dyeing, tapestry and textiles at City College of San Francisco, Cedars of Marin, and NIAD Art Center. Janet has shown her work at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, among many other institutions, and recently participated in "The Waterline Project" in the UK, a collaborative design and weave exploring the meaning and beauty of rivers. She currently resides in St. Louis, MO.
About Saul Alegria
Saul Alegria makes color do things it doesn’t do for other artists. Or for Mother Nature, for that matter. Saul‘s colors sing. He is quietly prolific and equally at ease with ceramics, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. Saul’s delightfully loose interpretations of members of the animal, plant and robot kingdoms have a calming presence, much like the artist himself. Saul's work has been shown in numerous NIAD exhibitions as well as Left Field Gallery In San Luis Obispo, and most recently at Sage Studio in Austin, Texas. Saul started making art at NIAD in 2009, and he resides in Richmond, CA.