Touch Me: Meaningful Tactile and Textile Art
Opening Night: Friday, July 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Touch Me, features the work of 13 artists who work with Tactile Sculptural Media, Fiber Arts and Textiles. OpenWall is excited to feature several artists from The Chicago Weaving School. The show is curated by Agustina Diez Sierra and Patricia Larkin Green and runs through August 31. Inspired by a desire for meaningful tactile interactions, the show will be brought to a vibrant life with Multiple happenings to be announced throughout on Opening Night (music, spoken word, poetry readings, dance…and surprises)
Featured Artists: Aviva Alter, Mary Baim, Natalie Boyett, Sharon Gilmore, Allison Hevenor, Carla Jankowski, Katherine Lisec, Connie Noyes, Corinne Peterson, Etta Sandry, Emma Sawyer, Amy Taylor, Carl Ulaszek and Marzena Ziejka. To see All the artwork click here.
Special guest W. Nikoa-Lisa—author, storyteller and musician—will bring a meditative musical note to the evening with his vintage Guild acoustic guitar played in the finger-style tradition.
The Chicago Weaving School provides expert instruction in the art of hand-weaving. Owner Natalie Boyett’s mission is to provide an inspiring and encouraging space for weavers of all skill levels to explore color, texture and pattern through the medium of woven art. The exhibit features a captivating array of woven work, from hanging tapestries to floor rugs to mixed-media wall art. The collection is as striking as it is varied, and it testifies to the talent and diversity of the textile artists living and working in the neighborhood.
The public is invited to mingle with the alderman and his staff, the local community and the artists to discuss their works at the opening reception on Friday, July 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.