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GIVE BACK HOLIDAY MARKET

THIS WEEKEND THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER LOCATION IS TRANSFORMING INTO AN EXHIBITION AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXPERIENCE FULLY DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING CAUSES WE BELIEVE IN. FEATURING 60+ WELL KNOWN AND EMERGENT ARTISTS / DESIGNERS (INCLUDING THESE WAX RESIST PAINTED VESSELS BY YOURS TRULY) & 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

LET GIRLS LEARN

LAMBDA LEGAL

BLACK LIVES MATTER

STAND WITH STANDING ROCK

THE NEW YORK IMMIGRATION COALITION

 

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, COME SHOP, LEARN & GIVE

17 & 18 DECEMBER 2016

TEACHING A BLOCK PRINTING 101 CLASS AT THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER THIS MONTH (TUESDAYS FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 APRIL 5 THROUGH APRIL 26) AND A WEEKEND INTENSIVE ON JUNE 25 AND 26 (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11 TO 5). LET'S MAKE FANCY STAMPS TOGETHER

VISIT THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION

POETICS INSPIRED BY 5.4 MILLION AND COUNTING,

 

COUNTING WHOLE WOMEN

 

SILENT NEEDLES MAKE

EACH LINE A VOICE TO HEAR,

SHE STITCHES LOUDLY.

 

SHE PUNCTURES THE CLOTH

FEELING FEARFUL AND AMAZED,

ABSORBING HER TEARS.

 

SENSING THE FIGURE

DECREASE, EXPAND, GRASPING THE

VASTNESS OF MILLIONS.

 

WOMEN AND STITCHES,

AUDACIOUSLY ENTANGLED.

SHE CRAFTS CONVICTION.

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORDS AND PROJECT HERE:

http://5point4million.tumblr.com/post/140862623439/counting-whole-women-poem-by-aimee-mclaughlin

http://textileartscenter.com/blog/5-4-million-and-counting-project-update/

5.4 MILLION AND COUNTING WITH CHI NGUYEN, THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER AND THE CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

DRAW THE LINE.

22 FEBRUARY 2016

ON MARCH 2ND, 2016, THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR THE MOST IMPORTANT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CASE IN ALMOST 25 YEARS. THE DECISION WILL DETERMINE WHETHER TEXAS CAN SHUT DOWN NEARLY ALL ABORTION CARE PROVIDERS IN THE STATE AND PREVENT 5.4 MILLION WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE FROM ACCESSING THE HEALTHCARE THEY NEED.

USING CRAFT AS ACTIVISM, ARTIST CHI NGUYEN- IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER AND THE CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS - IS HOLDING A SERIES OF STITCH-INS TO MAKE PHYSICAL THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHOSE RIGHT TO SAFE AND LEGAL ABORTION IS CURRENTLY AT RISK. WITH EACH LINE REPRESENTING AN INDIVIDUAL WOMAN, THE 5.4 MILLION AND COUNTING PROJECT IS ONLY FINISHED WHEN ALL 5.4 MILLION LINES ARE EMBROIDERED.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO DRAW THE LINE BY JOINING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS AT THE STITCH-INS, OR BY SENDING IN YOUR OWN 10x10" SWATCHES WITH AS MANY TALLY MARKS (卌) AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO EMBROIDER. ALL SWATCHES WILL BE PATCHED ONTO A LARGER QUILT TO BE USED AT THE SUPREME COURT RALLY ON MARCH 2ND, 2016.

 

YOU CAN LEARN MORE HERE:

http://textileartscenter.com/blog/5-4-million-and-counting-embroidery-project-with-chi-nguyen/

RESIDENCY IN OAXACA, MEXICO WITH POCO A POCO

PATTERN STUDIES // SHAPE STUDIES

7 FEBRUARY - 14 FEBRUARY 2016

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

AIR 6 EXHIBITION

SKY GALLERY / TEXTILE ARTS CENTER

OPENING RECEPTION 6PM - 9PM, 1 OCTOBER

1 OCTOBER - 7 OCTOBER 2015

TWO WEEKS OF TEACHING SEVENTH GRADERS AT THE BROOKLYN SCHOOL FOR COLLABORATIVE STUDIES WITH AIR CYCLE 6

SCREEN PRINTING, STENCILING AND EMBROIDERY THROUGH THE LENS OF 1970'S PUNK & GRAFFITI

23 FEBRUARY - 6 MARCH 2015

COLLABORATION WITH BLOOMINGDALES AND THE TEXTILE ARTS CENTER

TWO EXCLUSIVE BEACH TOWEL DESIGNS, MARCH 2015

 

DOLORES & MARGOT, 100% COTTON / 40" X 70" / MADE IN PORTUGAL

  WE COLLABORATED WITH FOUR AMAZINGLY TALENTED WOMEN DESIGNERS - AIMEE MCLAUGHLIN, WHITNEY CRUTCHFIELD, CHRISTI JOHNSON AND HANNAH SHULTZ - FROM NEW YORK CITY'S TEXTILE ARTS CENTER, A PLATFORM THAT SUPPORTS EMERGING TEXTILE DESIGNERS. TOGETHER WE CREATED SEVEN OF THE COOLEST TOWELS WE'VE EVER MADE (OR SEEN FOR THAT MATTER).

 

WE COLLABORATED WITH FOUR AMAZINGLY TALENTED WOMEN DESIGNERS - AIMEE MCLAUGHLIN, WHITNEY CRUTCHFIELD, CHRISTI JOHNSON AND HANNAH SHULTZ - FROM NEW YORK CITY'S TEXTILE ARTS CENTER, A PLATFORM THAT SUPPORTS EMERGING TEXTILE DESIGNERS. TOGETHER WE CREATED SEVEN OF THE COOLEST TOWELS WE'VE EVER MADE (OR SEEN FOR THAT MATTER).

STUDIO ASSISTANT FOR MARGO WOLOWIEC

FEBRUARY 2015 - CURRENT

AIR INTERVIEW: AIMEE McLAUGHLIN

TEXTILE ARTS CENTER, BLOG INTERVIEW WITH TEGAN BROZYNA

28 JANUARY 2015