Woven Threads, Woven Lives
Exhibiting Hartford Public Library’s community
January 30 – February 23, 2020
Artist talk and reception Sunday, February 9, 1–3 p.m.
(Snow date is Sunday, February 16)
Hartford Public Library’s community weaving project, Woven Threads, Woven Lives is coming to the Clare Gallery. Artist and weaver, Sandy Fromson, began the project in 2016 and completed it in 2018 with contributing artist Charmaine Craig and help from the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center. The culmination of the project produced a beautifully colored twenty-four foot woven banner, with nearly 200 people taking part in its creation. Each weaver could choose various yarns, threads, or other material to add to the banner, along with a wish written on a tag. 188 tags flutter and hang providing an additional unique texture to the piece. Along with the banner, a map and photographs help tell the story of who the participants were and where they lived. Artist, Sandy Fromson, and co-creator, Charmaine Craig, speak about this community art endeavor at the artist talk.
If interested in exhibiting at the Clare Gallery download the Call to Artists Application.