“aPEACEinProcess” Human Loom Project Artist Patricia Augsburger speaks at 4

Where Library, Art Gallery

Duration 3 hours

Join us for a “aPEACEinProcess”, a week-long community participatory arts project in conjunction with Eastern Mennonite University’s Peacebuilder/Artist-in-Residence Patricia Augsburger and students from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s Arts/Media/Peacebuilding course taught by Paulette Moore.

We are creating a human loom that weaves together fabric provided by the community, faculty, staff, students and the artist. We’ll share memories, stories and celebrate the richness of our communities. A key goal of this project is to foster dialogue about where and how the arts fit within peacebuilding practices.

The project is a co-creation between Visual and Communication Arts Department and Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Bring your own contribution by adding a sizable (scarf size is preferable, smaller is OK) fabric to weave into the project. We’ll have fabric on hand if you don’t bring your own!

WHERE: Hartzler Library Art Gallery, Main Floor

WHEN AND HOW:

*Friday*– 3:00 to 6:00pm
Participation, celebration, presentation, artist talk at 4pm

Do you have a church or community group you’d like to bring along? How about some morale building among your department colleagues or friends and team mates? We’ll be thrilled to see you there!

SPECIAL FEATURES: the infrastructure of our weaving are long, crocheted pieces used the recent, wildly popular “Knit the Bridge” – a yarn bomb of a Pittsburgh bridge. That massive public art installation was created by CJP peacebuilder/artist alumnus Amanda Gross. Here is a link to that
project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XID0vRAgStw

CJP student Janine Gemay Aberg attended our class virtually from Hawaii this semester and undertook her own human loom project representing seven nations in her home community. You’ll see that weaving on display.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags ARTSHOW, Arts

Contact Information

Name Visual & Communication Arts

Phone # 540.432.4360

Email