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Tactile Objects for a Non-Tactile Time
October 10-November 7
View Artists Vanessa Calvert and Chelsea Moss.
This show is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 AM — 4 PM.
Artists Vanessa Calvert and Chelsea Moss both work in small-scale sculpture that invites the viewer to imagine the tactile sensation of their objects through visual enjoyment.
Vanessa Calvert is a mixed media artist often using fiber and found materials to explore the boundaries between stasis and motion, stability and fragility, holding and binding.
Chelsea Moss explores the idea of nature as “the other” and our displacement of it in collections in our personal spaces. Sixteenth century curiosity cabinets were part of this transformation of nature into the spectacle. The sculptures act as souvenirs from fantastical landscapes they may have originated from. A glimpse of an unrealistic world urging the viewer to long for the place of origin. Acting as mementos, they help to collapse the space between now and distant imaginative continents.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In a little over two years, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized 3 festivals with over 170 events representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
If you feel a connection to the PTM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider directly supporting the next phase of our development. As a direct contributor, your funds will go toward directly towards operational expenses.
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