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Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18 - Page 24. November 18, 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4155/show/4141.

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Title Daily Breakthrough 1977-11-18
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Date November 18, 1977
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Transcript 1RE4RTS exhibition of 13 women artists who are represented by the gallery. The show features a variety of media including graphics, oil, watercolor, bronze, terra cotta and collage. Nov. 18-30, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.- 5p.m., Sat., 10a.m.-4p.m. The Joan Crystal Louisiana Gallery, 2625 Kipling at Kirby, is featuring the work of Houston artist Gertrude Barnstone. The exhibit includes recent sculpture and drawings. Nov. 25 thru Dec. 31, Mon.- Sat., 12-5:30p.m. -r-*§ t^^i- Peggy Moore's Hair Becomes Handles Marjorie Kauffman Graphics in the Gal- leria, 5015 Westheimer, is featuring the work of R.C. Gorman, a leading artist of the Southwest. Gorman is a Navajo whose art monumentalizes the Indian woman. Thru Nov. 25; Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-9p.m., Sat., 10a.m.-6p.m. M.E.'s Gallery, 1408 Michigan, is showing the work of Diane Peters, a watercolorist, and her brother Michael Peck, who is a ceramicist. Nov. 11-30, Tues.-Sun., 10a.m.- 6p.m. Ouisie's Table, 1706 Sunset Blvd., is a woman-owned restaurant and shop which af rican tapestries In a room filled with traditional African tapestries, one notices a musky, animal odor. That is the roughly spun fiber of the weavings, a fiber taken from the Karakul goat. These unique tapestries have been crafted for centuries by African village women. They are uniquely sensual and cannot be appreciated without touching and smelling, as well as seeing. "Each weaving tells a story." explains Gregory Stock,currently testing Houston as a potential location for the first Kraal Gallery in America. Fourteen galleries which deal in the crude rugs and tapestries are located in Germany, Switzerland and Southern Africa. "The stories involve legends and myths of the various trives, as well as incorporating religious stories told to the natives by missionaries "However, since stories are passed down by word of mouth, there is room for interpretation," he adds. "For example, in this weaving titled "Jesus With Some People," the native women remembered that the deity had a last meal with his followers. Yet the artists weren't sure how many people were at the supper. They have pictured a total of six people at table, all African natives. The artists sometimes confuse the facts; that's the charms of the tapestries. The weavings are in bold, primitive designs, and often have a distorted perspective. "If you notice," says Stock, "the weavings might picture a bird's eye view of something, looking down from above. In the same piece another portion will be viewed normally." Images are abstractions of what the village women see in everyday life. Recurring symbols are huts, ani- By Janis Wilson-Williams mals, women carrying water on their heads along winding dirt paths, the witch doctor (according to Stock, "fully as powerful a figure in their society as the chief"), goats, trees. The tapestries are ancient and contemporary at the same time. Colors are earth tones, mainly red, yellow, gold, orange, brown, grey. Many tapestries are divided into squares, and tell traditional tribal legends. "Techniques used in the weavings are the same which have been used for centuries," explains Stock. "It's a quite primitive process, involving a hand-loom built by the villagers. Occasionally we'll show the artists how to perfect their weaving, but they've been at this for generations. We try not to interfere with their way." Stock was born in South Africa in 1948-"The year the National Party came into power," he says. He first came to Houston as an architecture student at Rice University, and for the past four years he's been back in South Africa working with the (Liberal) Progressive Party and investigating low-cost housing for the people of that country. "But no matter what one's involvement is—housing, food, the arts, whatever—in South Africa, one cannot escape politics," he says. "I've concluded ^m> * ^± a. ^m. ^m th.jt j can t}o M much to further an understanding of the South African culture by exhibiting these beautiful tapestries as any other way at this point." The tapestries are on display in the Kraal Gallery Booth, in the lobby of the Albert Thomas Convention Center during the conference. PHOTO BY JANIS FOWLES r^fi^c, * -*$* the kraal gallery ... BEING IN HOUSTON: Don't miss visiting an exhibition of unusual handwoven rugs and story-telling AFRICAN TAPESTRIES from the KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND which will be on show at the ALBERT THOMAS CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER Between Nov. 18th-21st from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Postal enquiries to: the kraal gallery 3530 Timmons Lane (713) 528-3144 Houston, Texas \ "The ^Adventure ^of . cWomeii . **»»"' dSMfo.1 *-* / b * WJTTEm ISLAND FREE! All Women One Week Cruise on 51 -foot Sappho II Sailboat. Virgin Islands. Four winners. Luxurious all-women cruises departing St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands each Sunday and returning the following Saturday . . . here's your opportunity to learn sailing, deep sea fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and scuba diving in the exciting clear coral-filled waters of the blue Caribbean. Aboard the Sappho II, a 51-foot ketch with teak decks and spacious air conditioned interior, six lucky women, plus our highly qualified all women crew, will enjoy gourmet meals, drinks and all activities for our all inclusive price of $500 per person. Sappho II is not an ordinary charter boat; she is a boat truly geared for fun and adventure, so if you've wondered if your day would ever come . . . it's here! Come and do your thing the comfortable way, the "by women for women" way. Name Convention Address. Home Address Home Telephone .City. .State. _Zip_ First Prize: One week cruise for you and five women friends, Jan. 8-14, 1978 Other Three Prizes: One week cruise for you and one woman friend, Jan. 15-21, 1978 HOSPITALITY SUITE Drop your winning ticket for the free cruise at Suite 2008, 608 Fannin, corner of Texas and Fannin, meet your captain, Elizabeth Reveley, share some wine and see slides of the Sappho Adventure. Drawings for the Prizes will be held at the Hospitality Suite at 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19. Prizes must be claimed by 8 p.m. the following night. Winners will be announced in the next issue of Breakthrough. For Further Information Contact (713) 224-1396 DAILY BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 1977 PAGE 23