Performance

Sewing Mountains / Playing with Pioneers:

A public collaborative event with artists Rachel Farmer and Amanda Browder

Sewing Mountains / Playing with Pioneers: A public collaborative event with artists Rachel Farmer and Amanda Browder | Events Calendar


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A.I.R. Gallery | 111 Front Street

A.I.R. Gallery and 2013–14 Fellowship Artist, Rachel Farmer, are pleased to announce a public sewing / play day, featuring a collaboration between artists Rachel Farmer and Amanda Browder.

Rachel Farmer, whose solo show, Ancestors, is currently on view at A.I.R. Gallery, re-imagines her Mormon pioneer ancestry, creating ceramic figurines of pioneer women in action. At the heart of Farmer’s work is play – she travels out west with her sculptures to create various narratives, and documents them through photos and videos. Amanda Browder uses a diverse palette of donated fabric to create sculptures and transform spaces. At the heart of Browder’s work is community collaboration – she hosts public sewing days where anyone can drop by and get involved in the action.

This event is a one-afternoon-only collaboration. Drop by anytime between 3pm–6pm to help cut, pin, sew and stuff Browder’s fabric rocks. Paired with Farmer’s miniature pioneers, these rocks will become a mountainous landscape with which to play. Farmer will have on hand a small variety of her figurines that people can arrange to create their own stories. All ages welcome and no sewing experience required!

For more information, please visit: www.rachelfarmer.com and www.amandabrowder.com