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Will You See the Real Me?
November 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Exhibit showcasing the work of two fiber art guilds and their creativity to express the stories and identities of individuals leaving incarceration, fighting homelessness, aging out of foster care, and facing other challenges.
We make a lot of assumptions about people. Depending on their personal backgrounds, economic status, gender expression, skin color, and even life struggles, we can unfairly label people and limit their options and opportunities in life. Let’s challenge ourselves to see the whole person based on how they identify for themselves outside of society’s labels.
Working with adults who have been previously incarcerated, struggled with homelessness, or have been in the foster system, fiber artists with INFiber and the Akoma Ntoso Modern Quilt Guild of Central Indiana have partnered with Trusted Mentors to create a dynamic exhibit – including an interactive “in-progress” component exhibit goers can add to – inspired by the stories and self-expression of those too often marginalized and stigmatized by society’s labels.
Upon entering the exhibit, attendees will be asked to respond to an art quilt and words about the difficulties the members of Trusted Mentors have faced. These thoughts can be written on ribbons and attached to the art quilt. Each piece in the exhibit will be inspired from key words and ideas from the mentees about their true selves. These thoughts will be included in the descriptions. As attendees exit the exhibit, they will be asked to again put words on ribbons and attach to another art quilt, but this time the words will be based on what they have seen in the art, expressive of the way those represented really see themselves.
The exhibit will be open for viewing at the Lost Dog Gallery on the following days:
A partnership between INfiber, Akoma Ntoso Modern Quilt Guild of Central Indiana, and Trusted Mentors.
Contact event organizers at 317-274-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk-ins welcome! Registrations for the Nov. 4 reception are encouraged by Nov. 3.