https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-of-life-textiles-fiber-opening-reception-tickets-523978944127 Arlington Center for the Arts
20 Academy St
Arlington, MA 02476
Arlington Center for the Arts is pleased to present Labor of Life: Textiles + Fiber, curated by fiber artist and educator, Kristina Goransson. Please join the curator, ACA staff and board, and participating artists for an opening reception on Thursday, February 9, 6-7:30pm in the Shaira Ali Gallery.
Historically, textiles have been a part of what moves cultures forward: Innovations like spinning fibers together to create thread have been instrumental in survival from the beginning of human existence. Cultures around the world have used textiles as currency, to show wealth and power, and as an everyday tool. In today’s world, we may take for granted the impact textiles have had on every aspect of our lives but there is a resurgence of textile art that is honoring this history.
The artwork in Labor of Life: Textiles + Fiber showcases the diverse techniques that encompass the world of textiles. From intricate tapestry weaving to paper sculpture, the exhibit hopes to engage the viewer in possibilities. Artists are using traditional techniques to speak of contemporary subject matters while others are using new innovations within textiles, pushing the medium forward. Textiles will always be part of human evolution as it is elemental to our survival; It is used as an aesthetic tool to express our ideas and identities as well as improving life with innovative new technologies. The art in Labor of Life: Textiles + Fiber is a slice of what is possible.