Interwoven Stories: A Community Stitching Project
created by Diana Weymar, Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence
Interwoven Stories is a community-based narrative stitching project that began in March 2016 with the opening of Every Fiber of Being in the ACP’s Taplin Gallery. The project was created and facilitated by Diana Weymar, the Arts Council’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence, and has enjoyed the amazing support of the entire Arts Council staff, the Princeton Public Library, community groups, volunteer stitchers, and over two hundred participants!
It is the nature of socially engaged art to present a project to a community while not knowing how it will be received or executed. It is an open question. The response to this project has exceeded our wildest expectations. Beyond the additional of a final show of all the fabric pages and a catalog book, each page is a gift to the community. They speak to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community.
View the Interwoven Stories exhibition, on view from 10/29 through 11/30, and let the pages speak for themselves. They are, quite simply, works of art that speak to the soul.
Diana Weymar has participated in community building textile projects in Victoria B.C., Maine, and Cyprus, Greece. She is preparing for a project in Zurich 2016 with Build Peace. She has shown her textile and sculptural work in galleries in British Columbia.
Your absence has gone through me
Like a thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
W.S. Merwin, Separation
April 20, 2016 – Textile Artist Diana Weymar ’91 Brings Her Craft to Princeton, Princeton Alumni Weekly
April 14, 2016 – Fiber artist creates ‘Interwoven Stories’ with Needle and Thread, Newsworks.org
March 4, 2016 – Exhibit to Showcase Textile and Contemporary Embroidery, CentralJersey.com
March 2, 2016 – The Arts Council of Princeton Presents Textile Exhibition, Towwntopics.com
Sample Stitched Pages
Saturday, 10/29, 3-5pm