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Art & Activism: the Knit Democracy Together Project
Art & Activism: the Knit Democracy Together Project

Thu, Jul 25

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Lexington

Art & Activism: the Knit Democracy Together Project

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

Join us July 25 from 7pm - 8pm for Art & Activism: the Knit Democracy Together Project presentation.

Description:

Using craft to demystify democracy is how artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan describes Knit Democracy Together. In this illustrated talk, Eve will share how she has used knitting circles to deepen understanding of the electoral process over the past four years. Participants knit squares that she incorporated into a sculpture of their state capitol. While engaged with their hands, they listened and discussed topics as voting by mail, gerrymandering, ranked choice voting, and the electoral college. Placing the project in the broader context of craftivism, Eve will describe how she drew on her experience as an election lawyer to create this project. The Vermont version of Knit Democracy Together is on display at Lex Art through August 25.

Presenter:

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan created her public art project Knit Democracy Together in 2020. An artist and former election lawyer, she recently collaborated with New Hampshire Humanities to hold democracy knitting circles across the Granite State. Her narrative sculptures respond to issues in society using bird figures and the softness of knitting to approach difficult topics. Eve was named a 2022 Creative Community Fellow New England by National Arts Strategies and the Barr Foundation. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

Format: Narrated digital presentation amply illustrated with photos

Equipment: digital monitor or projection system with laptop connection (speaker will provide laptop)

Length: 60 minutes

This presentation is free but we do recommend you RSVP.

Registrations

  • Knit Democracy Together

    Demo 01-23

    $0.00

Total

$0.00

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