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Community Sewing Circle with Seneca Artist Marie Watt
November 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
One event on November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am
Friday, November 8 | 3–7 pm | Peabody Essex Museum Connect Building, 135 Essex Street
Saturday, November 9 | 11 am–2 pm | Peabody Essex Museum Main Atrium
Artist Marie Watt (Seneca Nation) is struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when eyes are diverted and hands are busy at work. When sewing, each person’s stitch is unique and signature-like. And just like a community, threads come together to form a web.
We invite you to come make something together — come as you please, share your stories, enjoy some food, and stitch together. During the sewing circles, the artist asks each participant to embroider a word and offer a small print in exchange for stitches. The sewing circles are open for all ages. No experience or reservations are required.
Participants are contributing to a work of art that will become part of PEM’s permanent collection.
About the artist:
Marie Watt (Seneca Nation, born 1967) is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist. Her work draws from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and Indigenous principles, and addresses “the interaction of the arc of history with the intimacy of memory.” Her larger works are created collaboratively, notably through sewing circles, public events in which anyone with time and interest can participate, resulting in moments of shared experiences, stories and creation.