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
Would you like to have access to the Digital Textile Printer?
To gain access for the spring semester you must attend one of the two information sessions listed below. They take about 45 minutes and you will learn about printing procedures, requirements, where to buy your fabric and how to sign up for time slots.
You will not be allowed to access the digital textile printer unless you sign up with the Fiber Technician, Kendra Hebel to attended one of these sessions. Please contact her at email@example.com.
Info Session Dates for Spring 2014
- Friday January 24th 12:00pm
- Friday February 7th 12:00pm
Art Tech Center 3rd floor
***Please do not purchase any fabric or supplies before attending an info session. The digital textile printer is reserved solely for the Digital Pattern and Print Class in the fall semester. This training will give you access during the spring semester only. ***