I was invited to participate in an exhibition entitled Threads of Empowerment curated by Karlota Contreras-Koterbay and Lyn Govette at Tipton Gallery. Other participating artists include Alison Gates and the Exquisite Uterus Project, girls inc., Lyn Govette, Jessica Jones, Jeana Eve Klein, Joetta Maue, Shara Rowley Plough, and Lydia Wilson.
The Threads of Empowerment exhibition features works of artists whose advocacy are conveyed through fiber art. Speaking through the media of cloth, needle and threads, the artists express their struggles and narratives related to gender, disability, identity, race and the need for empowerment and acceptance of what is different. Threads of Empowermentintends to visually convey universal concerns for a better, more tolerant and accepting community. Each artist uses the medium of fiber to explore racism, heterosexism, gender inequality, ageism and ableism. The issues that are addressed in the exhibition are varied and diverse, with no illusion to encompass nor present a final resolution, but rather weave the various conversations into a communal tapestry.
The reception and gallery talk during First Friday on October 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.