San Francisco Airport Exhibition Celebrates Seven Decades of Innovative Fiber Art by Kay Sekimachi

San Francisco Airport Exhibition Celebrates Seven Decades of Innovative Fiber Art by Kay Sekimachi

New exhibition at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the innovative textile art of Kay Sekimachi. 

(IN SHORT) A new exhibition titled “Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions” at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 showcases the innovative textile art of Kay Sekimachi. Kay Sekimachi, a pioneering fiber artist, has spent over seven decades mastering various media and techniques, including loom weaving, stitched-paper forms, and molded-fiber bowls. The retrospective exhibition features her extraordinary woven art from the collection of Forrest L. Merrill and is accessible to ticketed passengers from November 4, 2023, to June 2, 2024.

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2023-Nov-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926) is a pioneering fiber artist whose complex work reflects an elegant impression of simplicity. For more than seven decades, she has mastered a wide range of media and techniques, including on- and off-loom textiles, stitched-paper forms, and molded-fiber bowls. Loom weaving captivated Sekimachi after a chance introduction in college sent her on a remarkable lifelong journey. Considered a “weaver’s weaver,” Sekimachi has created an oeuvre of decorative, figurative, and abstract textile art and sculpture that is without parallel. Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions presents a retrospective of Kay Sekimachi’s extraordinary woven art from the collection of Forrest L. Merrill.

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Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions is located post-security in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. This exhibition is accessible from November 4, 2023 – June 2, 2024 to ticketed passengers, and through prior arrangement by emailing


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