Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tonight at the Textile Arts Center!!!!

Guest Lecture: Sabrina Gschwandtner
November 11, 7:30p.m.- 9:00p.m.
Cost: FREE

When we think of knitting, most commonly think of scarves, sweaters, tea cozies or other functional crafts that have been around from one generation to the next. Recently there has been a growing movement that combines traditional crafts such as knitting with social commentary, historical activism and fine art. This now being referred to as "contemporary knitting".

Photo by Chris Habib

Sabrina Gschwandtner, a New York based artist and author of "KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitter's New Wave", will be speaking about approaching these traditional handcraft techniques in a new way. She appeared at the Museum of Arts and Design in the "Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting" exhibit, which explored historical and social activism using craft as the expression. Sabrina will be discussing what knitting means in the world today and how craft can continue to play a big role in the contemporary art world.

More info here.

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