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POSTPONED: Living in Color: The Color Duets of Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill

May 12, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Kaffe Fasset and Erin Lee Gaffil 2Internationally renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett and his niece, award winning artist, teacher, and author Erin Lee Gafill, invite you to join them on a whirlwind tour of their colorful and inspiring lives and work in anticipation of their upcoming exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art.  This dynamic presentation will take you from the days of the California Gold Rush to the founding of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the establishment of one of the most iconic restaurants in Big Sur (and both artists’ childhood home), Nepenthe.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see images of both artists’ work in various media and listen to commentary from the artists themselves on their creative process and shared family history.

Runtime: 45 minutes plus Q & A and book signing to follow.

$15 Members

$20 Not-yet-Members

$25 At the Door


Kaffe Fassett has dedicated the last 50 years of his life to the world of knitting, needlepoint, and patchwork; promoting these crafts through his own work and encouraging others to find their own creativity.  He has produced over 30 publications and tours internationally giving workshops, lectures, and museum exhibitions.  In 1988 Kaffe became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He also collaborated with luxury fashion house Coach for their 2019 Fall/Winter collection and with fashion and lifestyle retailer Anthropologie for a new exhibitions in 2019’s London Design Festival.  This will be his first fine arts exhibition on the West Coast and the first time his work returns home to California’s Central Coast.

Erin Lee Gafill is an award-winning artist, writer, and teacher from Big Sur. She brings her inspirational workshops to students around the country, in Italy, and in Mexico. She was the first American artist-in-residence at Hamada Children’s Museum of Art in Hamada, Japan and was honored as a Champion of the Arts by the Arts Council for Monterey County. She is also an artist member of the Carmel Art Association and her memoir, Drinking from a Cold Spring, a Little Book of Hope is available through Amazon.

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