Public Sewing Day with Amanda Browder at the KMA

  • Fri, Aug 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Katonah Museum of Art

    134 Jay Street
    Katonah, New York 10536
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Description

Join Brooklyn-based artist, Amanda Browder, at the KMA for a Public Sewing Day, part of Browder's participatory public art project, “Metropolis Sunrise.” Browder will guide community volunteers in the sorting, arranging, pinning, and sewing of fabric parts which will come together to create a large colorful textile sculpture.  No previous sewing experience required. Participants will be welcome to explore the Museum's current exhibitions free of charge. Masks are recommended indoors for everyone over age 2, regardless of vaccination status. 

About Metropolis Sunrise 

ArtsWestchester is commissioning New York State textile artist Amanda Browder to create a monumental work of participatory public art. Browder will design and fabricate a colorful, quilt-like textile sculpture called “Metropolis Sunrise” with help from local residents. Come spring, rich colors will sweep along the brick façade of ArtsWestchester’s nine-story neoclassical building in White Plains. The sculpture, to be draped from the top of the building, will be the result of a creative process, months in the making—built by the hands of our Westchester community. The fabric-sculpture will be on display for four to six weeks, beginning October 2022. The public work will be accompanied by an exhibition in our gallery that spotlights the community’s participation in the project. 

About Amanda Browder 

Amanda Browder is a Brooklyn-based installation artist known for her large-scale fabric installations on building exteriors and other public sites. Her work incorporates donated materials and local volunteers, creating site-specific art. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Transformation Fellowship from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. http://amandabrowder.com/ 

 

“Metropolis Sunrise” is presented by ArtsWestchester and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor's Office and the New York State Legislature.     

 

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Date & Time

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York 10536 Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah Museum of Art
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four exhibitions annually, covering a broad range of art and humanities topics. From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the KMA. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. Our Learning Center is the only interactive space in Westchester County where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Our outreach programs for the local Hispanic immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs. The KMA works intensively with schools and service organizations to develop literacy and assimilation skills among this population.  Annual attendance is approximately 25,000 people.

The Katonah Museum of Art's programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from the Westchester County Government, as well as by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.