Who wouldn’t want to be part of Lawndale Artist-in-Residence Kevin Curry’s latest piece, Housewarming? It’s got everything - fabric, community involvement, sewing, giant house-covering quilts - and you get to be part of the show if you drop in for the workshop tomorrow at Lawndale. Here are the deets:
February 28, 2009
12:00 – 5:00 PM
During this Saturday workshop, Studio artist Kevin Curry invites everyone to become part of his ongoing Housewarming project through the cutting, sewing and sorting of fabric as well as the laying out of patterns to be handed off to those sewing [either at Lawndale or at their leisure]. Three sewing machines will be on hand and anyone is free to bring their own if they wish. All participants are also invited to bring any fabric that they wish to have included in this piece. All ages and abilities are invited to become part of the social and interpersonal aspect of this event and it’s outcome.
For the Housewarming project Curry is constructing an oversized quilt to cover the entire outside of a house here in Houston. Made entirely from donated and thrift store purchased fabrics, Curry’s intention is to address the metaphorical and physical embracing of the present by the past. The quilt is sewn following a traditional ‘log-cabin’ pattern that has been enlarged fourfold. So far, over 800 square feet has been completed, with many more to go.
Curry was recently honored as recipient of a 2009 ‘Idea Fund’ grant through the Warhol Foundation Initiative, Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks and Project Row Houses that has enabled him to finally bring the Housewarming piece to fruition.
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