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The Collective Mending Sessions & the SDA
October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn about The Collective Mending Sessions, founding artist Catherine Reinhart, and the Surface Design Association.
Led by Iowa Artist & Surface Design Association (SDA) Marketing and Outreach Manager Catherine Reinhart, this lecture will discuss the artist’s personal journey with SDA and her socially engaged project which centers on collaboratively mending an tattered quilt. This project took place in various locations from 2018 – 2020, was supported by an grant from the Iowa Arts Council, the National Endowment from the Arts, and included in the 2019 Beyond the Surface Conference programming from the Surface Design Association. The presentation also discusses the upcoming round of Virtual mending sessions which will take place over Zoom, September 2020 – March 2021.
The Collective Mending Sessions offers a space of making, learning, teaching, sharing, and connecting. As individual agency takes place, the student becomes the teacher and the community gains authorship. In turn, the gallery becomes a place of gathering where the art instigates and facilitates connection.
A link to register for this panel will be made available by October 1st.
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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