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NEW! UPCOMING TANGRAM EVENTS!

UPCOMING EVENTS: none currently

PAST EVENTS:

Open Studios: Vallejo Artists' Guild - October 9 - October 10 2005

University Club at San Francisco State University

Franciscan Building 2nd Floor (415) 338-1267
Art Exhibit: October 20, - December 17, 2003

Reception & Book Signing: Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Barbara E. Ford, artist and author, introduces her art on the tangram, an ancient Chinese puzzle. The author will sign copies of her two books: Tangrams—The Magnificent Seven Piece Puzzle (2003) and The Master Revealed—A Journey with Tangrams (1990).

Sunday May 25, 2003 10:00am to 5:00pm

9th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival: booksigning; includes hands-on tangram activities and tangram computer demonstration by Barbara E. Ford.

Thursday May 15, 2003 7:30pm

BOOKSIGNING: Barbara E. Ford, local artist and author, introduces her elegant new book on the tangram, an ancient Chinese art form.

Saturday April 19, 2003 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creative? Got Game? Let's Play! Barbara E. Ford, local artist and author, introduces her elegant new book on the Tangram, as an art form. Learn new ways to design with this ancient Chinese puzzle. All Minds Welcome!

Sunday April 27, 2003 2:00pm

Barbara E. Ford, local artist and author, introduces her elegant new book on the tangram, an ancient Chinese art form.

TANGRAM SPEAKING AND EXHIBITION ENGAGEMENTS

given by

Barbara E. Ford

QUILT LECTURES

 

MATH, THE ARTS, & EDUCATION

ART EXHIBITS

 

CHILDREN'S LIBRARY READING PROGRAMS

INTERNATIONAL PUZZLE PARTICIPANT

BIOGRAPHY

 

QUILT LECTURES

Blue Ribbon

Northern California Quilt Council (NCQC) "Meet the Teachers" program. Speaker: "Quilting with Tangrams." 1993, 1995 - El Cerrito, CA
Delta Quilters Speaker: "Tangrams." 1995 - Antioch, CA
San Francisco Quilters Guild Speaker: "Designing with Tangrams, the Ancient Chinese Puzzle." 1992 - San Francisco, CA
Vallejo Quilters Guild Speaker: "Tangrams." 1992 - Vallejo, CA
Pine Valley Quilters Guild Speaker: "Designing with Tangrams." Included quilt challenge. 1996 - Auburn, CA
River City Quilters Guild Speaker: "Quilts and Chinese Puzzles." 1996 - Sacramento, CA

MATH, THE ARTS, AND EDUCATION

Juggler

The Exploratorium Demonstration: "Tangrams: China's 1000-Year-Old Puzzle." Demonstration of the mathematical and artistic elements of tangrams. 1991 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco, CA
Asilomar Conference Center Speaker: "Problem-Solving and Math Skills via Tangram Art." 1993 - Monterey, CA
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Speaker: "Tangrams Transformed into Art." 1994 - Western Regional Conference, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Math Project (BAMP) Speaker: "Tangrams Transformed into Art - A multi-media approach to learning math through tangram art." 1993 - Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) Chinese New Year's Celebration, February 17, 2003: Booksigning and tangram demonstration. 2003 - Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA
Chinese Culture Center Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind
by Wei Zhang and Peter Rasmussen
2008 - San Francisco, CA

ART EXHIBITS

Bird Wing

Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design International Exhibition: "Puzzles - Beyond the Borders of the Mind". Exhibitor: Framed tangram artwork. 1993 - Atlanta, GA
San Francisco State University Club Exhibitor: Tangram art work in multi-media: framed origami prints and stained glass mobiles. 1992 - San Francisco, CA

CHILDRENS' LIBRARY READING PROGRAMS

Angelfish

Fairfield-Suisun Community Library, JFK Library, Solano County Library Programs "Tell Stories with Tangram Paper", "Tangrams", "Tangram Art - Create Shapes and Stories". various times and places

INTERNATIONAL PUZZLE PARTICIPANT

Kicking Pinwheel

11th Annual International Puzzle Collector's Party Invited member and participant: sold books and artwork at gathering of international puzzle collectors and creators from all over the world 1991 - Los Angeles, CA
14th Annual International Puzzle Collector's Party Invited member and participant: sold books and artwork at gathering of international puzzle collectors and creators from all over the world 1996 - Seattle, WA
23th Annual International Puzzle Collector's Party Invited member and participant: sold books and artwork at gathering of international puzzle collectors and creators from all over the world 2003 - Chicago, IL
29th Annual International Puzzle Collector's Party Invited member and participant: sold books and artwork at gathering of international puzzle collectors and creators from all over the world 2009 - San Francisco, CA

BIOGRAPHY

BA Linguistics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 1977
Self-published first book The Master Revealed - A Journey with Tangrams 1990
Joined International Puzzle Party (IPP) after receiving a personal invitation from Jerry Slocum, noted author and puzzle collector. The IPP has yearly conferences attended by international puzzle collectors and creators. 1991
Began lecture series "Designing with Tangrams" for quilters. 1992
Second printing, The Master Revealed - A Journey with Tangrams. 1993
Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 1995
Collaborated with ST Han as the puzzle designer for interactive educational software using tangrams: A Journey with Tangrams. 1996
Third printing, The Master Revealed - A Journey with Tangrams. 1997
Self-published second book, Tangrams - The Magnificent Seven Piece Puzzle 2003

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