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EVENTS

COLOR CULTURE

August 23 – November 17, 2023

Color Culture,

Thousand Island Center, Weaving Museum, Clayton, NY

Opening Reception: August 23, 5:30 – 7pm 

In collaboration with artists from the Fiber Artists Miami Association, this fiber exhibition explores personal heritage and cultural history through the use of color. 

 

Color Culture is generously supported by a grant from The Coby Foundation.

Artists: Brant Pip, Mondolfi Paola, Kali Virga, Pangea Suau Patty, Camping Remi Jin, Montag Valeria, Crespo Rosario, Kadosh Orly, Passavanti Cynthia, Hovaghimian Karina, Villareal Laura, 

Palmero Magdalena, Soriano Silvana, Castellanos Toa, Politzer Evelyn, Czukerberg Monica, Portuondo Liz, Zilveti Macarena, Flores Jocelyn, Torres Juliana, Manconi Marcia, Rosental Debora, Volkart Mirele, Froes Fernanda, Ferrer Ivonne, Jestrow Regina, Kohn Marlene, Berebichez Sharon, Hajjar Mila, ZaytsevaTatiana, Shapiro Denise, Avayou Monica, Biondo Anna, Merve Aktas Bilge

Yapur Silvia, Bosquê Liene, Meneses Juana, Rodriguez-RojoAlina, Caneca Maritza, Molina Aurora, Billings Nancy.

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THE AMERICAN DENIM-THREADING THE CITY-ENDED

October 5 to  October 27, 2023.

The American Denim,

Miami International Fine Arts, Miami, Fl.

"The American Denim" project, presented by the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA) at Miami International Fine Arts (MIFA), is an exploration of the artistry and heritage of jeans. This project brings together members of FAMA and both local and internationally acclaimed artists who work with denim. It builds upon the success of the previous year's Threading the City citywide event and aims to engage with the community through various activities and exhibitions held in different locations, including the Harvest Project, Sew Awesome Studios( Coral Gables), and Aluna Art Foundation among others.

This project invites visitors to delve into denim jeans' symbolic, artistic, and historical significance. As guests explore MIFA and satellite venues, they will encounter a world of woven surfaces infused with heritage, complemented by captivating installations that showcase the limitless potential of fiber arts. 

 

This Annual Member's Exhibition of FAMA and Recognized Local and International Artists goes beyond showcasing artwork; it creates a platform for dialogue and discussion. Through thought-provoking English and Spanish discussions held at various cultural venues across the city, artists and community members can share their voices fostering inclusivity and celebrating diverse perspectives. Images from the opening night

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WOMEN PULLING AT THE...

September 8 – December 31, 2023

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

Jewish Museum of Milwaukee

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

Explore how female artists, using textiles as their medium, subvert the social expectations of crafting by lambasting this soft medium with social and political awareness. A powerful vehicle for fostering discussion, this exhibit centers female voices as they reflect on subjects like the right to vote, reproductive rights, and the intersection of femininity, race, history and feminist socio-politics.

Featuring artists from the Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP) show in 2020, and in partnership with Fiber Arts Miami Association (FAMA) this exhibit incorporates art by national and local artists who are at the forefront of social discourse.

Opening: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 7 pm

Curated by The CAMP Gallery, Melanie Prapopoulos and Maria Gabriela DiGiammarco

Artists: Amy Gelb, Alina Rodriguez Rojo/ Damian Rojo/ Aurora Molina, Evelyn Politzer, Jeanne Jaffe/ Molly McGreevey, Lisu Vega, Rosana Machado Rodriguez, Shelly Mc Coy

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THIS IS NOT A DOLL'S HOUSE

THREADING THE CITY

October 15-December 15,, 2023

WOMEN PULLING AT THE THREADS OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE IV

THIS YEAR'S EXHIBITION THEME IS INSPIRED BY HENRIK IBSEN'S "A DOLL'S HOUSE

THE CAMP GALLERY, MIAMI

The annual exhibition Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse has explored the women’s vote, the practice of quilting, and the creation of a room safe for creativity in partnership with Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA). For this year’s edition, The CAMP is equally interested in subverting gender-related expectations while leaning into those perspectives using Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and all the reductive connotations of the feminine flooding through the text from bothmen and women as inspiration. 

Threading the City Events are made possible “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and theCultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”

EVENTS

DEERING ESTATE

THREADING THE CITY

Sunday, October 22, 2023

In collaboration with Aluna Art Foundation, founder Adriana Herrera and FAMA artist Yolanda Sanchez

Deering Estate presents Yolanda Sánchez: All the Light We Cannot See curated by Adriana Herrera. The exhibition will run daily until November 12th in the Deering Estate Great Hall Gallery. An artist talk between Yolanda Sánchez and Adriana Herrera will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3 p.m. 

 

The exhibition consists of a site-specific, large-scale textile installation, a harmonic interactive experience of light and color, and two complementary works integrating ritual elements related to landscape as a way of seeing. The exhibition will also include a printed catalog with essays written in English and Spanish by Yolanda Sánchez and Adriana Herrera. Press

ROPEBRIDGE WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 18, 2023-SOLD OUT

ARTISTS HOME ESTUDIOS

THREADING THE CITY-ENDED

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10-4  Ended

In collaboration with Harvest project

a series of three "Artists Home Studio Tours" North


Join us and start this unique and free experience with the South Miami Tour,
which includes eight art home-studios located in
Kendall, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.

Saturday, October 28, 2023
From 10:am to 4:00 pm

To register link

Participating Artists:

Carola Bravo, Isabel Brinck, Marco Caridad, Alberto Jorge Carol, Luis Crump, Regina Durante Jestrow, Natalia Garcia-Lee, Ivonne Ferrer, Carol Jazzar, MaiYap, Laura Marsh, Milena Martinez Pedrosa, Adrian Menendez, Evelyn Politzer, Karen Rifas, Baruj Salinas, yomarie silva o'neal

DORAL INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR

Nov. 4, 5, 6, 2023, Ended

The Doral International Art Fair arises from the need to provide a quality artistic offer that covers different periods, from the historical avant-garde to contemporary art. It seeks to bring together artists, gallery owners, curators, critics, collectors and art lovers in the same space every year with the purpose of enhancing multiculturalism and promoting art as a culture of peace, dialogue and social coexistence.

The Doral International Art Fair will be held at the Doral Cultural Arts Center in November 3 to 5,2023

A large and innovative infrastructure that includes an art gallery, a multipurpose room, an amphitheater and outdoor patios. This space has the necessary elements to carry out the different activities planned.

Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida

PAST EVENT 'Talking Threads: Dialogues with Weavers and Knotters of South Florida'.

The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, curated by Rebecca Dunham, November 2021-January 2022

NEWS

CT EXAMINER

THE FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN PULLING AT THE THREADS OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE EXHIBITION

EL NUEVO HERALD

'40 MUJERES TIRANDO DE LOS HILOS DEL DISCURSO SOCIAL: BANDERAS.'

THE ART GORGEOUS

MEET THE WOMEN RULING THE MIAMI ART SCENE BY FEMPIRE.

HISPANIC OUTLOOK

CONTEMPORARY ART MODERN PROJECT BY M. G. DI GIAMMARCO.

2021 2ND ANNUAL EXHIBIT

PAST EVENT. 'WOMEN PULLING AT THE THREADS OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE- THE QUILT'

2020 1ST ANNUAL EXHIBIT

PAST EVENT. 'WOMEN PULLING AT THE THREADS OF SOCIAL DISCOURSE- THE FLAGS' NOW OPEN AT THE CAMP GALLERY. 

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse

PAST EVENT 'Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse' is a collaboration with The Contemporary Art Modern Project (The CAMP Gallery) and the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA). The exhibition explores how female artists, utilizing textiles as their medium, subvert the social expectation of crafting by lambasting this soft medium with political and social awareness.

Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse will be on view at MoCA Westport from June 30 – October 2, 2022.

CT INSIDER

MoCA HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN'S VIEWS IN NEW FIBER ARTS EXHIBIT: "THE ARTISTS ARE THE PRESENT DAY WARRIORS'.

OUR TIME CRIER

TIMELY EXHIBITION EXPLORES THE SUBVERSION OF WOMEN AND FIBER ARTS

CT EXAMINER

'40 MUJERES TIRANDO DE LOS HILOS DEL DISCURSO SOCIAL: BANDERAS.'

Portals

Oct. 21-Dec. 9-Exhibit

Artnezs, Little River, Portals

Friday, October. 21, 2022, 5-7 PM. Opening, Artnezs, Little River, Portals Artists:  Anna Biondo, Veronica Buitron, Mabelin Castellanos, Karen Schnell-Chisholm, Yanira Collado, Orly Kadosh, Karelle Levy (Krelwear), Marcia Manconi, Laura Marsh, Carmen Vicente, Pangea Kali Virga. Curator: Artnezs (Laura Marsh), Contact: artnezsart@gmail.com. Address: 66 NW 84 St, Miami, FL 33150, 305-780-1650, Hours of operation: Mon.-Thur. 10-4 pm and by appointment. On view: Oct. 21-Dec. 9. instagram.com/artnezs.
Free and open to the public.

The Migrant Experience

Oct. 27-Jan. 6, 2023-Exhibit

In Search of Dreams, The Migrant Experience

Thursday, October 27th, 2022, 7 pm, Opening, Cultural Institute at the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami, In Search of Dreams, The Migrant Experience, Artists: Bobbi Baugh, Sharon Berebichez, Nancy Billings, Liene Bosquê, Melani Brewer, Mabelin Castellanos, Maruchi Carmona, Perla Gonzalez, Mila Hajjar, Andrea Huffman, Shelly McCoy, Aurora Molina, Vero Murphy, Alicia Rodriguez, Debora Rosental, Maya Schonenberger, Silvana Soriano, Marilyn Valiente, Laura Villareal. Curators: Rina Gitlin/ RTcurated and Adriana Torres Sánchez. rinagitlin@gmail.com. Address: 1399 SW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. Hours of operation Mon- Fri 10:00 am-5:00 pm. On view: October 27, 2022-November 10, 2022. Closing and Workshop with artist Aurora Molina on November 10, 2022. Free and open to the public

A Room of One's Own

Oct. 28-Dec. 10, 2022-Exhibit

A Room of One's Own,

Friday, October 28, 2022, 6-9 pm, Opening, The CAMP Gallery, North Miami, Women Pulling at The Threads of Social Discourse: A Room of One's Own, Artists: Aida Tejada, Alina Rodriguez Rojo, Alissa Alfonso, Amy Gelb, Angela Bolanos, Anna Biondo, Aurora Molina, Carolina Romeo, Debora Rosental, Donna Ruff, Evelyn Politzer, Grayson Beaulieu, Jeannette Gonzalez-Crato, Joan Wheeler, Juliana Torres, Karina Hovaghimian, Laetitia Adam - Rabel, Laura Villareal, Liene Bosquê, Lisa Rockford, Lydia Viscardi, Mabelin Castellanos, Margaret Roleke, Marilyn Valiente, Maru Ulivi, Mirele C C Volkart, Monica Avayou, Monica Czukerberg, Natalia Schonowski, Natalie Plasencia, Orly Kadosh, Paola Mondolfi, Patricia Cooke, Patty Suau, Rita Valley, Sandra Onetti, Sharon Berebichez, Shelly McCoy, Shirley Chong, SIlvana Soriano, Silvia Yapur, Sofia Jacobs, Sooo-z Mastropietro, Star Trauth, Tatiana Zaytseva. CURATORS:  : Melanie Prapopoulos,  AND  Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco. Contact: info@thecampgallery.com, The CAMP Address: 791 NE 125th St. North Miami, FL 33161. 786-953-8807. Hours of operation:  Wed.-Sat. 11-5 On view October 28-December 10, 2022, Instagram: thecampgallery/. Free and open to the public

Life at Street Level

Nov. 12-January 31, 2023

Life at Street Level-Exhibit

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11 am-2 pm,  HARTVEST Project @ Pinecrest Gardens, Life at Street Level (Cypress Hall), and Nature and History, (outdoor sculptures by the bird cages and exterior site. Opening with performances and planting art seeds sponsored by Malabrigoyarn.com /

Saturday, November 19, 6-8 pm, Evening event 

Sunday, January 15, 2023, 11 am, Guided tour,-specific installations). Artists: Alissa Alfonso, Sharon Berebichez, Nancy Billings, Liene Bosque, Carola Bravo, RemiJin Camping, Maritza Caneca, Marco Caridad, Mabelin Castellanos, Alex De Yavorsky, Jocelyn Flores, Amy Gelb, Isabel Infante, Jeanne Jaffe, Marlene Kohn, Oriana Lacau, Adriana Lo Mascolo, Aurora Molina, Paola Mondolfi, Vero Murphy, Juliana Navarro Torres, Cynthia Passavanti, Evelyn Politzer, Felisa Prieto, Rosario Salazar, Debora Rosental, Denise Shapiro, Silvana Soriano, Laura Villarreal y Mirele Volkar. Raffles and planting art seeds sponsored by Malabrigoyarn.com. Curator: Carola Bravo, Ph.D., Address: 11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156, Contact: carolabravoarte@gmail.com. Free and open to the public

Artist Talk

Dec. 3, 2022, 5:00 pm

Pinta Art Fair Talk

Pinta Art Fair | December 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm: As part of the PINTA TALKS during PINTA Miami 2022, a conversation with local artists Pip Brant, Aurora Molina, and Evelyn Politzer, moderated by Adriana Herrera Ph.D., will reflect aspects of politically charged fiber arts, and ways of exploring the relationship between history, ancestral fiber traditions, and contemporary textile art.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Artist Talk

Dec. 10, 2022, 12:00 pm

Artist Talk

December 10 at 12:00 pm: Dr. Adriana Herrera will offer a public talk at the exhibition Braiding Times, at Tanya Brillembourg Art, Key Biscayne. The exhibition, curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective showcases Guatemalan contemporary art made by the Mayan descendant artists Antonio Pichilla, tepeu choc, and Manuel Chavajay. The talk will increase the knowledge and recognition of Native American strength in contemporary fiber art.  

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Artist Talk

Jan. 15, 2023, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Life at Street Level/Nature & History

January 15, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: A guided interpretive tour of Life at Street Level, by artist Carola Bravo, PhD, and Adriana Herrera. The event will be hosted by The Hartvest Project at Pinecrest Gardens. Life at Street Level is an exhibit curated by Dr. Carola Bravo, that interweaves fiber with photography, photo collage, and installation works to capture an instant view of Miami. Participant artists are Maritza Caneca, Evelyn Politzer, Jeanne Jaffe, Alissa Alfonso, among others.

All Florida Humanities-supported programming in conjunction with Threading the City are free and open to the public. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Artist Talk

All Aluna Art Foundation Talks

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All Florida Humanities-supported programming in conjunction with Threading the City are free and open to the public.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

All Florida Humanities-supported programming in conjunction with Threading the City are free and open to the public. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

All Florida Humanities-supported programming in conjunction with Threading the City are free and open to the public. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

SUBVERTING MATERIALS

Nov. 11-Jan. 6, 2023-Exhibit


Since ancient times, the number nine has been associated with the nine months of pregnancy and thus represents the feminine principle of creation. On the other hand, according to Hindu
philosophy, the creators of the classical arts found nine emotions or artistic moods that are part
of the expressions of life. With these principles in mind, nine women artists were chosen for this
exhibition: Aimée García, Aimée Pérez, Allison Kotzig, Evelyn Politzer, Ivonne Ferrer, Karla
Kantorovich, Liberty Worth, Milena-Martínez Pedrosa, and Valerie Lustgarten. Each of them
uses techniques considered domestic or crafts—such as sewing, weaving, embroidery, or
quilting—transforming or subverting them into works of contemporary art that express different
messages and emotions. The exhibition, conceived as part of the project Threading the City,
organized by the Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA), highlights the work of these nine
artists who use fibers or textiles but also recognizes them individually for their originality,
manual dexterity, and conceptual strength.

ARTIST TALK

Nov. 4, 2022, 5-7:30 pm- Talk

Artist Talk

CLOSED

Partners for Art + Design is delighted to invite you to an Artist Talk with Paula Kovarik...

A nationally-recognized textile artist with expertise in free-motion quilting. Paula will share her artistic journey, her unique approach, and process, and her creative inspirations. (Check out her amazing work at paulakovarik.com)

Friday, November 4, 2022, • 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Sanctuary of the Arts at St. Mary’s • 136 Frow Avenue, Coral Gables

Open to the Public (registration required), with limited seating

* Limited Parking

Presentation by Paula Kovarik followed by a wine and cheese reception.

About Paula:

"Mom taught me pretty much everything she knew—knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cooking, camping, fishing, compassion, and responsibility. Then I went to school and learned some more. That's the thing, I can't help myself, I love to learn. It all interests me, rocket science, plant biology, history, art, you name it, I'm interested. So I became a designer, the career that forces you to keep learning. I ran a business called Shades of Gray for over 25 years specializing in corporate and employee communications. And I loved it ... most every minute of it. Now I am making art."

Paula Kovarik received her Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As the creative director and owner of Shades of Gray, Inc., a graphic design studio, she specialized in communications. Paula’s textile art has been recognized by several national venues. She has been profiled in American Craft, Fiber ArtNow, and Art Quilting Studio magazines. Paula lives and works in Memphis, TN.

SUBVERTING MATERIALS

Nov. 11, 2022, 5-6:00 pm-Talk

Friday, November 11, 2022, from 5 pm to 6 pm: A conversation with a group of local artists participating in the exhibition Subverting Materials: Fiber and Textile Art by Women Artists, curated by Dr. Francine Birbragher for the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas, with works by Aimee García, Aimee Pérez, Allison Kotzig, Evelyn Politzer, Ivonne Ferrer, Karla Kantorovich, Liberty Worth, Milena Martínez-Pedrosa, and Valerie Lustgarten. The Miami-based artists will dialogue about the ancestral and contemporary representation of women's fiber art. 

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

ZOOM TALK

Nov. 17, 2022, 4-5 PM

ZOOM Talk

Zoom Talk | November 17, 2022, from 4 pm to 5 pm: Threading the City's virtual panel discussion features art historian and Pre-Columbian Art experts Carol Damian, Ph.D., and Shelley Burian, Ph.D., moderated by Adriana Herrera, Ph.D. The discussion, titled Circularity of Textile Time will explore the relationship between pre-Hispanic textiles and modern fiber art and will examine the living presence of indigenous art not only in contemporary artists who are direct descendants of native peoples but also in other Latin American artists, including some Miami artists who work with fiber. 

ALUNA ART FOUNDATION is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: THREADING THE CITY - THE CIRCULARITY OF TEXTIL TIMETime: Nov 17, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kb5v37o6kV

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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