Friday, April 29, 2011

Opening Tonight.... Good Work

detail from Erica Harris's "String Funeral"


A May Day celebration of the makers and making of textiles

April 29 – June 12, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 7-10PM

Hands-on workshops and celebration: Sunday, May 1, 2-5PM

Featuring artists/makers: Abigail Doan, Atefeh Khas, Belinda Smith, Charlene Lam, El Hombre Sobre la Tierra in collaboration with Global Goods Partners and Via Nativa, Erica Harris, Erin Considine, Hillary Steel, Jill Magi, Maya Valladares, Michele Pred, and Susan Weltman

detail from Charlene Lam's "I am a Sewing Worker"

For this juried show, artists and designers were invited to submit works for the inaugural exhibit in the Oak Knit Studio Gallery with their own broad interpretation of “Good Work.” What has emerged is a meaningful body of work that touches on labor, justice, gender, care, fair trade, the hand, immigration, community, skill and craftsmanship.

detail from Atefeh Khas's "Wig"

A May Day Celebration and afternoon of hands-on workshops is scheduled for May 1st. Join us to make and mingle with some of the show’s participating artists.

Free and Open to the Public. Please rsvp to

At the Textile Arts Center/Oak Knit Studio Gallery

505 Carroll St. between 3rd and 4th Ave in Brooklyn

Closest subway: R train to Union st.

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