Studio Programs
Equity Sewing Circle at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Photo: Sean Su

Studio Program, Sewing Circle

Marie Watt
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 pm3:00 pm

Marie Watt (Seneca), M.F.A. 1996, is a cross-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and collaboration. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art, Watt hosts a community sewing circle that is free and open to the public. People are invited to come as they are; no sewing experience is necessary and all ages are encouraged to participate. In exchange for stitches, Watt will offer a small-scale, limited-edition print. Many of Watt’s works, including the Yale University Art Gallery’s First Teachers Balance the Universe, Part I: Things That Fly (Predator) and First Teachers Balance the Universe, Part II: Things That Fly (Prey) (2015), are made through the collaborative and improvisational process of sewing circles, which engage participants in art making, conversation, and community building. Space is limited. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Open to: 
General Public