Textile Talks: Crafting the Vote
This week's Textile Talk is all about Crafting The Vote. "Sponsored by Surface Design Association (SDA), Crafting the Vote presents three different approaches to thinking about voting, elections, and the legislative process." Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, November 2, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
From the Surface Design Association (SDA):
"Sponsored by Surface Design Association (SDA), Crafting the Vote presents three different approaches to thinking about voting, elections, and the legislative process.
Ann Morton offers a visual review of the Violet Protest, a nationwide public art project that employed hand-made textiles as tools for protest against political divisiveness. The project focused on values we hold dear rather than specific political or social issues and by its completion, approximately 13,500 squares were made by over 2,000 makers and sent to each member of the 117th Congress of the United States.
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan creates democracy-themed knitted sculptures to illuminate abstract issues affecting society. Her public art project, Knit Democracy Together, holds knitting circles that demystify the electoral process by sharing rules affecting access to voting, the electoral college, gerrymandering, and other issues impacting our representative democracy.
Tomasita Louviere-Ligons is a co-curator for Access Delayed: African American Suffragists’ Courageous Influence on the 19th Amendment, a collection of quilts from Quilt Friends Collective intended to educate and celebrate some of the African American suffragists who influenced suffrage efforts to gain the right to vote for ALL women with the ratification of the 19th Amendment."
This Textile Talk takes place, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Future installments are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday.
The video will be recorded and will be able to view later.
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