Community Art Build – Fabric Spiral Collage Workshop

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Fabric Spiral Collage: Community Art Build

Sunday, November 5 | 12-3 PM | VisArts’ Pop-Up (VisAbility Art Lab’s Studio at 36F Maryland Avenue)

Join VisArts’ 2023 Studio Fellow Jamille Wallick for a collaborative art-building workshop.

Participants will create individual patchwork spirals for a community quilt that will be displayed at Wallick’s upcoming exhibition, Looking In/Looking Out, a structural, site-specific installation. The solo show will feature a walk-in camera obscura with a community quilt as the outer shell/cover, made up of individual patchwork spirals that have been stitched together.

Wallick says, “Steel framing is a traditional way of framing many of the spaces we occupy in a western society, especially America. It is quite literally a system we build around ourselves over and over again with very particular sets of rules and guidelines. Usually it is covered up in hard, cold materials that hide it as a skeleton rather than leaving it bare and more vulnerable for examination. Quilts have long historical use in story-telling, in domesticity, in cozy home-like spaces, but also in tradition and even definitions of femininity. Used structurally, it softens the idea of building a structure, referencing blanket forts but also cozying in, safety and intimacy of coming home.”

Fabric, sewing materials, markers, and fabric glue will be provided. Feel free to drop in anytime between 12 and 3 PM.

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