Woven Memories: An Exhibition of Collaborative Weavings at the Budlong Woods Library
The Chicago Public Library Budlong Woods Branch is pleased to present, “Woven Memories,” an exhibition of collaborative weavings created by blind artists from Chicago’s Friedman Place, now through April 30th. Please join us for an artist talk and presentation on Tuesday, April 19th, at 2:00 p.m., at the Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Library Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 12-8; Tuesday & Thursday, 10-6; Friday & Saturday, 9-5; Sunday 1-5 Please note: the exhibition space may occasionally be unavailable due to programs in progress. Please feel free to call the library at 312-742-9590.
Color and touch are central themes infused in this installation. Guest artists collaborated with blind artists and their instructors to create sensuous works that embody notions of time, experience, and storytelling. Each weaver used looms with both traditional and unorthodox materials responding to color and composition, thread dimension and weight, materiality and sound, time and travel, memory and monument, concept and context.
This exhibit is made possible with support from Friedman Place, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Friedman Place is a non-profit organization that provides programs for people who are blind. The Supportive Living Program includes housing, meals, health services, and activities like the therapeutic weaving program.
All items are woven in our weaving studio by residents who participate in our Therapeutic Weaving Program. All proceeds support our weaving studio and the individual weavers.