Textile Arts LA member Connie Rohman will be participating in a group exhibition opening on Saturday, June 8th! Info below:
Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave
When First We Practice To Perceive
A Community Weaving
Heather Hoggan, Connie Rohman, BetZ Ross
On view from June 8th through July 6th
Opening Reception on Saturday, June 8th from 7pm-10pm, as part of NELA Second Saturday
Weaving is an ancient art form, known to even the Paleolithic people, as early as 27,000 years ago. The oldest known weavings in the Americas are remnants of finely woven textiles found in Guitarrero Cave Peru, made from plant fibers between 10100 and 9080 BC.
Join us in continuing the weaving legacy, here in Highland Park. Our communal weaving project welcomes all. We weave together not just bits of fabric, but a shared vision of a cooperative society, where friendships among a diverse population can flourish, achieving a simple, unitary purpose, the creation of a beautiful object.
It is easy and fun. Just pick up a scrap, review the directions and start weaving.
Feel free to drop in on the project any time Tuesdays through Thursdays or join us on Saturdays or Sundays from 12pm to 4pm for a more group experience.
Opening: Saturday, June 8, 7pm – 10pm at the Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 6, 2019
Viewing Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday - Sunday from 10am – 4pm
About the Artists
Heather Hoggan is a visual artist active in the yarn bombing community, who loves the flexibility of fabric, felt and yarn. She curated the Fig Knit-On yarn bombing
in Highland Park, and is Master Gardener of the on-going Forest, For the Trees yarn installation.
Fiber artist Connie Rohman creates fabric collage, fiber wall art, and art quilts. She hand-dyes her fabrics, and uses traditional methods to explore abstract shape, line and color. Connie has won numerous awards for her work, and has exhibited internationally and in museums.
BetZ Ross is the nom de guerre of a well-known local painter who has been energized by the looming End of the World to use the womanly arts of weaving and embroidery to mock the current administration, call out the patriarchy, and, as with the present project, promote community healing and unification.
About the Blue Wall Alcove
Established in 1989 as a community organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles, the mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an awareness of the artistic vitality which exists in northeast Los Angeles. The Blue Wall Alcove has been showcasing members work since 2016 http://arroyoartscollective.org/