Last week we had the opening party for Woven Memories: A Fiber Art Exhibition, which was the culmination of my teaching residency with SU-CASA at Grand Street Settlement in the Lower East Side.
We had artwork from the participants of my class on the wall, including embroidery, weavings, shibori, and macramé. It was really lovely to see all of their work and I am very proud of each of them! They all create unique, beautiful works of art using techniques they did not know previously.
We celebrated with a DJ and had a true dance party. The center and I also gave out certificates to everyone who participated and some students even came up and spoke about the class. I was very touched by all the kind words an by how happy everyone was to see their work up on the walls and celebrate.
This experience was much more rewarding and uplifting than I expected, it was also harder than I expected, but helped me grow as a teacher and an artist. I am thankful to have spent so much quality time with the seniors in my neighborhood and I hope to be back with them soon!
Above are images of some of their work. You can read through my other blog posts on SU-CASA that I wrote throughout the program.