March 22, 2015
The Massachusetts Avenue Gallery at Cambridge College
Cheyenne McCarter & Catherine Tutter
Co-Creators, Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life
The Gold Foundation Series of Violence Transformed artist-led workshops was introduced at this year’s Cambridge College Exhibit: “Art Speaks Truth to Power” by “Spin a Yarn, Weave a Life” artists Cheyenne McCarter and Catherine Tutter in a workshop entitled "Moving Toward Forgiveness". The artists engaged participants in the transformative process of spinning yarns from paper, and then weaving them together, side-by-side, on a loom prepared by the artists in advance.
Digital scans of participants’ original writings/drawings on paper were captured prior to spinning the papers into yarn to preserve the original content. The fabric was tagged to correspond to prints of the digital scans, allowing viewers to recognize the original, embedded content in each woven segment of the fabric. Click here for an interactive digital weaving to view the original expressions on paper now transformed as a collective fabric.
The collective fabric, along with the digital scans and a video of the workshop itself, was on view through April 11, 2015 at Cambridge College, and again at our annual Statehouse Exhibit.