All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go….not on a jet plane, but to a series of my Community Crochet Workshops, working on Hazel’s Glacier for an upcoming presentation of the piece. Please join us and learn to crochet or teach what you know! All the deets are below!
Community Crochet Events: Mandy Greer: ‘Solstenen’ Project
-December 10th, 2:30-5pm: Beacon Hill Library community room
2821 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle
-December 11th, 1:30-4pm: High Point Library community room
3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle
– Dec. 16th, 12:30-3:30pm: Favorite Art Projects @Henry Art Gallery
15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
“Multi-media artist Mandy Greer, has for years involved the public in the making of her large scale sculpture and installation work, through free Community Crochet workshops, teaching anyone who drops in the basics of crochet and incorporating their stitches into a larger artwork.
You are invited to join Mandy in a series Community Crochet events as part of her ‘Solstenen’ Project, where she will be teaching anyone willing to crochet, giving you the opportunity to contribute to the creation of a large scale fiber ‘glacier’ made of hundreds of different white fabrics and yarn and meant to be worn by Greer’s son. Began on a residency in Iceland, the crocheted and woven glacier now grows larger as it emerges from isolation, accumulating energy from many hands, like a glacier accumulates and transports stones. The Glacier will be exhibited at NEPO House on Dec. 22nd, 2012.
Children are welcome and encouraged at the events on the 10th and 11th, as Greer’s 8 year old son will also be on hand to teach crocheting to other children.
All materials and tools supplied, all skill levels welcome.
Mandy Greer’s ‘Solstenen Project’, is a series of residencies over the course of a year exploring themes of weight and physical burden as external symbols of internal self-transformation — identity metamorphosing into the environmental — including 5 weeks in Iceland in the fall of 2012.
‘Solstenen Project’ residencies were sponsored in part by grants from 4 Culture, Artist Trust and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.”