Every Fiber of My Being Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan, Katie Truk
March 5 - April 17
Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.
From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm
View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community. View more Interwoven Stories pages on permanent exhibition at Princeton Municipal Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
The Mask of Femininity: Feminist Portraits
“The focus of work is a feminist, gender equality and women’s rights project, which explores the way women are viewed and society’s expectations of them. A series of portraits of feminist icons, show strong, powerful and self-motivated women, some of whom have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and in themselves are agents of change in society. Female icons are at the very forefront of the women’s rights movement because of all the things that these women have achieved and the circumstances in …