Helga Berry, Monique Lehman, Thoma Ewen
Photo Krystyna Sadej
This picture is from the14th Lodz Triennale in the Central Museum of Textiles
Helga Berry, from Anchorage Alaska is on the left, Monique Lehman from California is in the middle and Thoma Ewen on the right.
Helga Berry was the founder and director of The International Tapestry Network called ITNET. She published an amazing journal, issues of which Thoma still has 30 years later.
This was the first time Thoma met Helga in person, though her activities were inspiring for many years. Helga brought the international tapestry world together in the 80’s, before the American Tapestry Alliance and the Canadian Tapestry Network were formed.”
This was also the first time Thoma met Monique Lehman in person, although their works have been exhibited in WOVEN BRIDGES exhibitions in the City of Ottawa art galleries and in Almonte at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. What a delight to travel and work with this very talented, deeply intelligent and capable artist, truly a contemporary international figure in textile art, who is at home anywhere in the world.