Event Details• Beacon, NY
January 7, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Four kindred spirits investigate how cloth retains, transmits, and resonates (with) memories. These artists include: Croton artist and exhibit curator, Mary McFerran; Red Hook artist, Mimi Czajka Graminski; Stanfordville artist, Riva Weinstein, and Dobbs Ferry artist, Harriet Cherry Cheney.
Whether devotional, emotional, or cathartic, these works intermingle sensory impressions, family lore, and historical artifacts with expression in collage, installation, performance art, and digital media. Each work challenges our perceptions of what it means to endure.
“Family heirlooms are a central element in my cloth assemblages,” says McFerran. She prints old photos and census reports onto fabric to create family narratives. Cheney “channels” her grandmother’s tales of her Ukrainian shtetl. Weinstein works with everyday materials to celebrate and contemplate life. Graminski embeds old dolls’ clothes into crocheted patterns.
*The Howland Center will be closed on January 14th.
Receptiion: January 20th, 2:00 pm
The Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508