Ripple: An Exhibition of Cloth, Community, Connectivity
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850
June 13 – August 17, 2014
Opening Reception and Performances: Friday June 20, 7 – 9pm
Performances, Reception and Exhibition are Free and open to the public
Since ancient times people have gathered to produce textiles. Participants in quilting bees and knitting circles have swapped stories while spinning yarns, crafting protests, and creating social fabrics of many stripes.
Ripple presents works of contemporary artists inspired by the communal production of textiles and the creative potential of social interaction. The exhibition, curated by Susie Brandt, is a vivid mix of performance, documentary video, interactive electronics, collaboration and community activism.
FORCE – Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato
Queerstories (Kate Drabinski, Olivia Robinson, Rachael Shannon)
Programming for Ripple: Cloth, Community, Connectivity
Friday, June 20, 8:00 p.m. Valeska Populoh’s puppet show – The Garment Worker’s Tale, performed in Kaplan Gallery
Friday, June 20, 7 – 9 p.m. Queerstories (Kate Drabinski, Olivia Robinson, Rachael Shannon)- Lezbian Popcorn Cart: a decorated popcorn cart that shares popcorn and queer histories with viewers and passers-by.
Sunday, June 22, 4:30 p.m. Valeska Populoh’s puppet show, The Garment Worker’s Tale, Kaplan Gallery (Tickets to F.E.A.S.T. at VisArts 2014 required
Sunday, July 27, 2:00 p.m. Jen Liu- Personal, Interactive Soft Circuit Workshop, (R.S.V.P. visartsatrockville.org)
Thursday, June 19, 7 – 9 p.m. FORCE (Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato)- Making Quilt Squares for The Monument Quilt, THIRD THURSDAY AT VISARTS, (R.S.V.P. visartsatrockville.org)
Conversation with the Curator:
Sunday, August 3, 2:00 p.m. Susie Brandt discusses the artists and content of RIPPLE: Cloth, Community, Connectivity