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OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO PERCEIVE, presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective
@ 7:00 PM - @ 4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8, 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 6, 2019
Closing Gathering: Saturday, July 6, 2-4PM
A Community Weaving
Weaving is an ancient art form, known to even the Paleolithic people, as early as 27,000 years ago. The oldest known weavings in the Americas are remnants of finely woven textiles found in Guitarrero Cave Peru, made from plant fibers between 10100 and 9080 BC.
Join us in continuing the weaving legacy, here in Highland Park. Our communal weaving project welcomes all. We weave together not just bits of fabric, but a shared vision of a cooperative society, where friendships among a diverse population can flourish, achieving a simple, unitary purpose, the creation of a beautiful object.
It is easy and fun. Just pick up a scrap, review the directions and start weaving.
Heather Hoggan is a visual artist active in the yarn bombing community, who loves the flexibility of fabric, felt and yarn. She curated the Fig Knit-On yarn bombing in Highland Park, and is Master Gardener of the on-going Forest, For the Trees yarn installation.
Fiber artist Connie Rohman creates fabric collage, fiber wall art, and art quilts. She hand-dyes her fabrics, and uses traditional methods to explore abstract shape, line and color. Connie has won numerous awards for her work, and has exhibited internationally and in museums.
BetZ Ross is the nom de guerre of a well-known local painter who has been energized by the looming End of the World to use the womanly arts of weaving and embroidery to mock the current administration, call out the patriarchy, and, as with the present project, promote community healing and unification.