Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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May 2018

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism

May 29-September 9 Atlanta, GA United States

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. political inequalities and injustices. The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note. MODA’s Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition will explore this movement.

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Color Improvisation 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts

May 30-September 23 Toronto, Ontario Canada

Color Improvisations 2 is an exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by Nancy Crow, one of North America’s most celebrated and influential quiltmakers and teachers. The exhibition includes 25 spectacular large-format quilts by 25 artists from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States – including a piece by Nancy Crow.

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June 2018


June 2-August 12 Oklahoma City, OK United States

Oklahoma Contemporary will host a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Chiyoko expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces will have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between…

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Textile Center presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch

June 4-August 18 Minneapolis, MN United States

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts practice. Three artists, each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together at Textile Center this summer to share their work through…

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July 2018

East-West Conversations in Fiber

July 1-July 31 Reno, NV United States

Textile and handmade paper artwork by Youngmin Lee, Miran Kim Lee, Steph Rue, and Mirka Knaster, reflecting the creative interweaving of different aesthetic and spiritual philosophies, practices, and traditions. Reception :Thursday, July 19, 7-9 pm Image: Steph Rue, “You Are Here” (bojagi made with handmade Asian papers)

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The Contact

July 5-November 26 Elko, NV United States

Reception and Ann Johnston’s slide show September 14, 2018 An opportunity to see most of the collection in one place; many of them will be visible both sides. NNM is the region’s premier cultural and historical center for preservation, research, and education, providing comprehensive archives and collections, diverse history and art exhibits, and research facilities.

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August 2018

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art

August 16-October 11 Williamsport, PA United States

One in four adults lives with some form of mental illness, yet this common affliction often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health…

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