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TECHsytle SoftWEAR: Surface & Shape is an artwear installation that explores life in Silicon Valley -- a region without real boundaries and with an ethos that is difficult to capture in concrete form. This collaboration uses textiles designed by Corinne Okada Takara in sculptural artwear created by Colleen Quen in an environment designed by Rick Lee.
Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.