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Virtual Sewing Circle Offers to Heal Bonds with Environment, Each Other

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Participants in an upcoming sewing circle offered by Yale University Art Gallery can contribute embroidered fabric to an art installation. 

Photo courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery

Participants in an upcoming sewing circle offered by Yale University Art Gallery can contribute embroidered fabric to an art installation. (Photo courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery )

Yale University Art Gallery is offering a program that includes a virtual sewing circle on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. The program asks, what would the world look like if, as humans, we thought of ourselves as companion species? Can acts of creative collaboration help heal broken bonds with the environment and with each other?

Cannupa Hanska Luger (Manda, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota) and Marie Watt (Seneca), M.F.A. 1996, will invite participants to consider such questions while contributing to the physical manifestation of a large-scale sculptural installation.

This program is offered in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art and in preparation for the collaborative project Each/Other at the Denver Art Museum.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register, visit bit.ly/37Bfoge.

No sewing experience is necessary and all ages are encouraged to participate. Participants are invited to bring their own materials: a bandana or a piece of fabric roughly 22 inches square, needle, and thread; an embroidery hoop is optional. Those with any questions or who are in need of materials should email yuagprograms@yale.edu. More information will follow registration.

Though space is limited at the virtual sewing circle, all are welcome to embroider a message onto a bandana or piece of fabric, which artists Luger and Watt will incorporate into a forthcoming large-scale sculpture for the Each/Other exhibition at the Denver Art Museum (www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/each-other).

Instructions:

1. Acquire a bandana or a piece of repurposed fabric roughly 22 inches square.

2. Fold bandana/fabric corner to corner to create a triangle.

3. Embroider/stitch text, imagery, or any other visual sentiment onto a corner portion of the fabric.

4. Embroidered fabric should be mailed to the artists at the following address by Monday, Jan. 25:

Camp Colton

c/o Each/Other

30088 S Camp Colton

Drive

Colton, OR 97017

More information about the artists is available at www.cannupahanska.com and www.mariewattstudio.com. Find information about the exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings at artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/place-nations-generations-beings.

This event is free and open to the general public.


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