We’ve had some excitement this week in the Center for Creative Connections. Guest artist Lesli Robertson has been on-site installing a piece she created with members of the community over the past eight months. She worked with Museum visitors and staff, local schoolchildren, as well as various community groups to create personal collages out of everyday materials. These collages were preserved in concrete and then woven into strips of fabric. In creating these strips, Lesli thought about how we are each unique individuals, but also woven together into our community. I think the weaving metaphor is beautiful and can’t wait to see everything come together. On Sunday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. we’ll have a special opening to celebrate Lesli’s work. But in the meantime, you can get a behind-the-scenes view of what’s been happening!
Lesli is also creating a larger-than-life size loom that visitors will be able to weave on.
Don’t try this at home! Lance Lander is our go-to guy for anything “techie” with exhibit installations. He’s been helping Lesli this week with some tech elements that will allow visitors to get a sense of what people were thinking as they created their collages. (I wonder if his job description clearly states, “Must be able to crawl through small spaces”?)
Posted by: Leah