Drop Stitch

Schedule

Thu Feb 09 2023 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Location

Generator Space by Amplify Arts | Omaha, NE

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Drop Stitch, Amplify’s next Generator Grant exhibition opens Friday, January 13th.
About this Event

Drop Stitch is an interchange across disciplines between lifelong friends. In written text and experimental textiles, and reflect on how cultural information is generated, inherited, or lost. Woven, knitted, and altered artifacts scattered among fragments of text throughout the exhibition position the interconnectedness of storytelling and cloth as an invitation to recalibrate familiar notions of language, myth, and meaning.

Free and open to all, viewings of the exhibition are by appointment. Face masks are not required but always welcome. Please register in Eventbrite to attend or email [email protected] to schedule a time to visit outside of regular gallery appointment hours.

  • Exhibition Dates: January 13th - February 17th, 2023
  • Opening Reception: January 13th, 2022; 6pm - 9pm
  • Regular Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays; 1pm - 5pm by appointment.

Generator Grant programming is presented with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.


About the Artists:

Joelle Wellansa Sandfort is an interdisciplinary artist living in Omaha, NE. She makes drawings, textiles and installations using mostly second hand materials. She is the current Facilitator of Fleabane Gallery and a 2022 member of the Amplify Arts Alternate Currents Working group. Her work has been exhibited at Elder Gallery (Lincoln), Eisentrager-Howard Gallery (Lincoln), Tugboat Gallery (Lincoln), Confluence (Lincoln), San Paro (Lincoln) and Sanctuarium (Omaha). Joelle earned her BA in Art from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2018.

Wanufi Teshome is based in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys writing science fiction, children's books and essays. In 2021, her microfiction piece, "We Met the Gods" was selected for online publication in Blind Corner Literary Magazine's speculative microfiction contest. Wanufi graduated cum laude and with distinction from Kenyon College with a BA in Sociology. She is passionate about empowering young people and supporting their growth. She has experience working in government, non-profits, and political campaigns. She currently works at Minds Matter NYC.


Amplify Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote unity, innovation, and progress in the arts to build strong and vibrant communities. This exhibition is presented as a part of Amplify Arts’ Generator Grants program. The Generator Grants program lends space and support (financial and otherwise) to Omaha-area artists throughout the process of organizing, marketing, and mounting a curated exhibition outside the context of larger institutional systems.

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Where is it happening?

Generator Space by Amplify Arts, 1804 Vinton Street, Omaha, United States

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