Action by: Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck
Date(s) - 03/11/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94702
ACTION: COME TOGETHER AND STITCH A NEARLY EXTINCT SPECIES
Kala Art Institute and 100 Days of Action are proud to present The Rhinoceros Project, as part of Kala’s Print Public Open House. Artists Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck will offer a community sewing circle, in which the public will be invited to site and sew a giant rhinoceros. The Rhinoceros Project‘s inspiration is Albrecht Durer’s 1515 woodblock, “The Rhinoceros.” Through a series of participatory sewing circles and papermaking happenings, the artists are creating a life-size work of embroidery of this nearly extinct animal that will be also be used as the basis for a watermark in handmade paper. Contemporary sewing circles are spaces where coming together and stitching cultivates a sense of intimacy, where strangers become friends. The artists will discuss environmental justice, extinction, poaching, ecological value, and how a community coming together can affect change.
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