Everson Outdoors: Community Day
September 18, Noon–3:00pm
Everson Community Plaza
Families are invited to help us celebrate the opening of the Everson’s new exhibition, AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art, with a free day at the Everson Museum. Explore galleries, enjoy art-making activities, artist demonstrations, live performances, and more!
Family Days are funded, in part, through the generosity of the Judith Meighan Art Education Fund.
Art Making: The Anansi Tree House
The Anansi Tree House is a three-sided structure made up of three quilted walls that are suspended by branches. Anansi is an Ashanti tribe folktale character from Ghana, West Africa. Anansi in the Akan language means “Spider.” Led by artist Vanessa Johnson, participants will create animals, bugs, water life, and plant life to populate the environments of the installation.
Guided Tour of AbStranded
Sculpture Court (inside main entrance)
Join Everson Director Elizabeth Dunbar, and artists Paolo Arao, Samantha Bittman, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, and Sheila Pepe for a guided tour of the Everson’s latest exhibition Abstranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from the artists featured in this show-stopping exhibition and speak to them about their work.
Prisms and Antiphons – v. 1.1 – AbStranded
2:30pm, Everson Galleries
Join us in a thrilling concert of newly commissioned works relating to AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art. Celebrated composer, conductor, and violinist David Fulmer has curated an afternoon of works inspired by, and composed alongside the works in AbStranded. Fulmer will lead the audience on a physical tour of the Museum, performing in front of different works of art.
Come learn about the process! Watch art come to life in a series of demonstrations by artisans from regional spinning and weaving guilds. Guild members will use fiber from a variety of animals including sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas, and alpacas to spin yarn using traditional and modern techniques and tools.