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I crocheted a sculpture and it was selected for Play, a group show at the Textile Arts Center.  The opening is tonight in Brooklyn and  I am so excited because it is my first art show! Also, I will be teaching a workshop on sculptural crochet on June 12th as part of a day of fiber workshops……all the details below.

 

image by Amanda McCavour

Play
curated by Joetta Maue

May 13-June 24, 2011
Opening: Friday, May 13, 7-9pm

Play– fun or jest…a game? a toy? a bully? a tease? a hair pull? a game of tag? a snowball fight? a kick or a pinch?

Play is an experience we all know- one that can bring us laughter and perhaps at times bring us tears. The dualities that exist within play are what make it a rich subject for the 2011 spring exhibit at the Textile Arts Center.

Most everyone has happily played on the playground but also been left out, made fun of, and teased. Through the exhibit this complexity within play is revealed. In addition to the thematic thread of the exhibit, we also celebrate the extensive risks and playfulness that emerging fiber artists are exploring in their medium and techniques.

Artists:
Bren Ahearn, Paula do Prado, Ricki Dwyer, Di Ellis, Julia Elsas, Mallory Feltz, Linda Frost, Mira Gelley, Kathy Halper, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Jan Johnson, Eunkyung Lee, Tyler Mackie, Mary March, Joetta Maue, Amanda McCavour, Sophia Narrett, Robert Reed, Lydia Reinhold, Magali Rizzo, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Daniaelle Simonsen, Carol Sogard, Kathryn Greenwood Swanson, Mariangela Tan & Justin Alan Volpe, Candice Thompson, Vadis Turner, Katya ­­­­Usvitsky, Kathy Weaver 

Artist Talk: Monday, June 13, 7pm
Play workshop, Sunday, June 12, 1-5pm

Textile Arts Center is located at 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
http://www.textileartscenter.com/
Gallery hours:
Mon – Friday: 10AM – 6PM
Sat – Sun : 11AM – 5PM

 

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.