Tuesday, March 31, 2015

storied stitch.

Looks like a great show with lots of familiar faces...

The Storied Stitch  
 Azarian McCullough Art Gallery
March 31st through April 19th

Needlework has a rich history in America. From early native Americans to the first European colonists, needlework has been used both as a record and as a means of communication. Family history and traditions are remembered in needlecraft, embroidered details communicate messages of status, wealth, and beauty.

Modern needlework may utilize the same techniques, but the message has been broadened. The Storied Stitch provides a space for that message. Here we see traditional techniques in uncommon contexts, reminding us of our past while exploring current issues. We also see the stitch pushed beyond the familiar shape, stretching and sketching and living in a new form. What begins as an intimate craft results in work that reveals a narrative both personal and universal.

Megan Canning
Orly Cogan
Michelle Kingdom
Katrina Majkut
Tamar Stone

Welcome reception Wednesday April 8 from 4:30 to 6:30, with an artist talk beginning at 5:30.
Closing reception Sunday April 19 from 2:00 to 4:00, with an artist talk beginning at 3:00.

More info here.

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