"Embrace the Hope"
This year’s edition of the Art & History Museums’ Art31 is focused on fiber art, and Friday night’s party is the kickoff to a monthlong celebration of the textile arts. While Friday is the usual Culture Pop fantasmagoria of pop-up installations, music, short films and performance art, the centerpiece is the Art31: Fiber gallery show inside the Maitland Art Center, which features works by internationally recognized artists Alisha McCurdy, Hye Shin and Carrie Sieh. Works made with cloth, string, yarn, thread, fibrous paper and even pine needles will be exhibited and created throughout the month in a series of installations, workshops and performances; on March 14, Nomi Dale Kleinman, professor in Textile Surface Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City gives a talk on Slow Weaving; and a booth at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival March 16-18 (see page 23) will offer kids art activities. March 30, closing night, features Ensemble AMF performing open-form, open-instrumentation compositions based on different meanings of the word fiber. Go on, get knotty.
6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2 | Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland | 407-539-2181 | artandhistory.org