Apr
30
3:30 PM15:30

Piece Work

MENding Workshop, at Century College, April 2, 2019

This workshop will begin with a short overview of fast fashion and discussion of how the way we buy clothes impacts garment workers around the world. We’ll also look at how our shopping patterns impact the environment and the quality of our clothing. Finally, we’ll talk about solutions and learn how to make our clothes last longer by sewing buttons onto shirts! All are welcome, but we want to especially encourage members of our community who identify as men to participate. If you have a shirt that is missing a button, bring it! If you don’t have one don’t worry! We’ll provide materials so you can participate and be prepared for the next time you loose a button.


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Apr
26
to Apr 28

Thirty Three Views Plus Two

Second Shift Curatorial Projects, Curators, Chris Larson and Tina Tavera, St. Paul, MN. April 26th-28th. Curated by Chris Larson and Maria Cristina Tavera, Thirty Three Views Plus Two is an exhibition of artworks reflecting the vision, energy, and talent of 33 Twin Cities based women and non-binary contemporary artists. On view at the old Swedish Bank Building, as well as in four other locations across Payne Avenue, the exhibit is organized as external programming of the Second Shift Studio Space.



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Mar
26
3:30 PM15:30

Ferment, Exhibition of Social Practice Projects

Communities and Authentic Engagement, Panel Discussion, Minneapolis College, Minneapolis, MN.

March 26th, 2019. The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, presents a day of workshops and panels that incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives.  Cross Pollination is an NCECA (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.

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Jan
18
to Feb 22

Drawing Discourse

  • University of North Carolina, Ashville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. This exhibition demonstrates the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.

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Art of Labor
Oct
14
3:30 PM15:30

Art of Labor

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using the word “Labor” as a point of departure, jurors Carole Frances Lung (Frau Fiber) and Amy DiPlacido selected fiber-based, or textile-inspired work by artists exploring the many possible definitions of the term and its relationship to art.

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May
1
to May 12

Altered Passages

  • Regis Center for Art, Quarter Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Altered Passages is an exhibition that examines the world rewoven through the investigation of flora, fauna and seed movement due to human intervention. The exhibit explores the importing and exporting of natural resources while colonizing foreign lands for profit or relocating to a new land for greater opportunity. This exhibition attempts to find seen and unseen parallels in multiple notions of descriptive words such as “migration/immigration,” “exotic/invasive” and “native/passive.”

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The Price of Our Clothes
Mar
26
to Apr 27

The Price of Our Clothes

  • Perlman Teaching Museum, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College (map)
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EXHIBITION ON VIEW MARCH 26 - APRIL 27

A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE PERLMAN TEACHING MUSEUM EXPLORES GARMENT WORKERS’ RIGHTS AND LIVES

The Price of Our Clothes is a material meditation on garment factory disasters with artist Rachel Breen and poet Alison Morse. Responding to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, March 25th, 1911, and the collapse of garment factories at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, April 24th, 2013, the exhibition presents evocative mixed-media artwork that is sewn, painted, stitched on and/or punctured with a sewing machine, powerful sound pieces, poems, and performances. The Price of Our Clothes encourages contemplation about our historic and present day relationship with the people who make the clothes we wear.

The Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Free and open to the public.

 

Special Events

“The Price of Our Clothes” Performance by Rachel Breen, April 2, 10am–1pm & 2-5pm
Weitz Commons (outside Perlman Teaching Museum entrance) and in the Gould Library

Rachel will sew the common clothing of women garment workers in Bangladesh, the shalwar kameez. While women garment workers in Bangladesh sew American styles, they wear the shalwar kameez. The performance is meant as an act of solidarity.

“The Price of Our Clothes” Exhibit Opening: April 12, 6-8pm
Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery

“The Price of Our Clothes” Poetry Readings: April 12, 7 - 8pm
Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery

Alison Morse will lead a poetry reading with multiple readers that highlights the poems she wrote for “The Price of Our Clothes.” Alison’s poems animate the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York City (1911) and the collapse of garment factories inside Rana Plaza in Bangladesh (2013); bring to light our present day connections with garment workers in Bangladesh and invite reflection about our role in the garment industry supply chain. Readers include Rachel Breen, Paula Cisewski, Patricia Cumbie, Carol Dines, Carla Hagen, David Harris, Deborah Keenan, Seth Levin, Chris Martin, Alison Morse, Marcia Peck, Julia Klatt Singer, Leroy Sorenson, Peter Truran, and Saymoukda Vongsay. Poets Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, Bridget Murphy, and Kate Kysar will read poems of their own.

The Re-Fashion Show: April 26, 12 - 1pm
Perlman Teaching Museum’s Braucher Gallery

Students from poet Chris Martin’s Introduction to Creative Writing class at Carleton College will present their poetic responses to the exhibit and chapbook “The Price of Our Clothes.”

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Mar
24
to May 19

Artists in the Kitchen

50 all-women artist/chef-restaurateur teams join forces in an innovative partnership whereby chefs are inspiring the artists to produce new artworks, culminating in the exhibition. To honor the mission of Textile Center, each of the artists is incorporating a textile process, material, or sensibility in their completed work. Recognizing the abundance of local culinary and visual art talent of Twin Cities-area women, “this invitational exhibition forges a new partnership that celebrates the work of women artists in both the art studio and culinary worlds.”— Artists in the Kitchen Organizers.

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Feb
16
to Mar 11

Black and White

From 16th century Biblical engravings to the chalky lines of Cy Twombly, black and white visual art has been a vital, though often neglected part of art history. Black and White explores the dialectic of freedom and restraint arising from the absence of color. Removing color schemes and only permitting variations of monochrome, this exhibition forces the viewer to focus their attention on things often passed over. It lends prominence to material, surface and light, bringing out what is often lost to color. In doing so, it forces the viewer to consider the depth and dynamism of color’s absence. A number of artists in the show elaborated various shades of grey, while others were stringently committed to using only black and white. These artists represent a diversity of approaches and identities, providing a unparalleled looking into the living legacy of monochromatic art.

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Sewing Voices: The Labor We Wear
Feb
12
to Mar 2

Sewing Voices: The Labor We Wear

  • Tychman Shapiro Gallery, Sabes Jewish Community Center (map)
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Sewing Voices: The Labor we Wear is an image and text-based examination of two garment factory disasters: the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, March 25th, 1911, and the collapse of garment factories inside Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, April 24th, 2013. The exhibition will evolve over time with visual artist Rachel Breen and poet Alison Morse creating a large-scale drawing and poem that responds to these disasters. The exhibition will also include clothing, sound pieces, poetry and performance.

Sewing Voices will be presented in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Saint Louis Park, MN.

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Particularities
Nov
8
to Jan 26

Particularities

Particularities:  Work that focuses on the artists' experience of the particular.  With artists Rachel Breen, Val Jenkins, Brett Kallusky and Andrea Shaker at Gallery 71 in Edina, MN.  Curated by Mary Bergs. 

On view November 8 - January 27, 2017, Saturdays 1-4 pm. Gallery 71 is located at 7161 France Ave. S., Edina, MN  55435

 

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