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This camp is for students aged 9-13 with full days of fun with sewing and crafts! Camp is organized by Make It Studio and will take place upstairs in the OSH Great Room.

Using sewing machines (no machine experience necessary), craft glue and all sorts of fun tools your child will make items that they will be proud of.

Enroll here.

Zine Camp is a full week of hands-on zine and bookmaking activities for kids aged 7-10. The camp is organized by Booklyn and will be held in the ground floor museum gallery at OSH.

Your child will learn how to transform a single piece of paper into a “magic book” and make their own sketchbooks out of recycled household materials. We’ll explore collaborative storytelling techniques and create a class book, which we will edition together so that each child can bring home a copy.

Enroll here.

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 16th with New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Marcia Bassett.

Working with analog modular synthesizer, guitar, handmade instruments, contact microphones, field sounds, and vocal experimentation, she approaches sound making through experimentalism, activating a heady sonic interplay of noise, drone, and otherworldly narratives that are equal parts trance and critique.

For tonight’s event she will be joined by musician and musicologist Ted Gordon for a duo performance using the Buchla Music Easel. Taking inspiration from Pauline Oliveros who once asked, after John C. Lilly, “how have I programmed my human bio-computer?” Bassett and Gordon will ask this question of each other, smudging distinctions between analog, digital, body, and instrument, and positing not-yet-legible connections between electronic sonic events in real time.

The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Get your tickets using this link.

Tune in for this program from our colleagues at Green-Wood.

“In his recently published book, The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution, Benjamin L. Carp explores that fire and why its origins remained a mystery even after the British investigated it in 1776 and 1783.

Uncovering stories of espionage, terror, and radicalism, Carp paints a vivid picture of the chaos, passions, and unresolved tragedies that define a historical moment we usually associate with “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Join us for a conversation between Professor Carp and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman about this little-known, but important, event.”

Book your ticket using this link.

Join us in the OSH Great Room for a final look at Belonging. Artists Kimberly Bush, Stephanie Eche, and Traci Johnson will discuss their textile art processes and philosophies with curator Grace Freedman.

To attend, please click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Belonging is a contemporary visual art exhibition highlighting 3 Brooklyn artists (Kimberly Bush, Stephanie Eche and Traci Johnson) who create work with fiber, cloth, thread and other textiles.

Textiles are having a “moment” in contemporary art. After decades of being excluded or dismissed as merely utilitarian, textiles are now embraced by major museums, blue-chip galleries and even department store window designers (see Traci Johnson’s recent commission at Bergdorf’s). Why now? Many textile artists use their work to explore healing, trauma and familial or cross-cultural understandings, which seems especially relevant as we transition through the COVID pandemic. Textiles are soft, warm, inviting and represent a feeling of safety to which many people respond immediately. Viewing these intricately woven and mended materials, even without touching, can evoke a sense of home and provide emotional comfort. Belonging taps into that sense of solace, community and joy after a time of grief and sadness.

With common threads, this intergenerational and diverse group of artists weaves together personal meditations that reflect broadly on connectedness, family, community and activism through fiber art. These year(s) of the pandemic have taught us that everything is attached and interconnected, like fibers and fabric. All beings need each other to survive and thrive; we all need to belong.

The rich and varied textures of the textile work on view include knots, tufted rugs, felted wool, and subtle stitches in a mix of natural and bombastic colors. The Old Stone House is a historic home that provides a welcoming backdrop and a contemplative space to discover the fine art handiwork.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Kimberly Bush (she/her) is an artist and art therapist with over 30 years experience. Her practice of weaving fibers, mending torn and frayed edges, sewing fabric patches and pieces together, figuratively and literally, demonstrates the interconnectedness among humans. IG @kimberlybrooklyn

Stephanie Eche (she/her) uses found materials and natural fibers to create sculptures that investigate cultural identity, time, and memory. Her processes are intentionally labor and time-intensive, allowing her to reflect on the erasure of indigenous cultures as a result of colonization and capitalism, including the assimilation of her Chicana family. IG @stephanie_eche

Traci Johnson (they/them) is an artist and fashion model who presents bold, colorful abstract sculptural creations that bring a sense of euphoria and vibrant energy to the exhibit. The works embody the texture, softness and comfort of textiles while promoting healing, self-acceptance and self-love; they truly create a safe space for all. IG @kailuaa @rugsbykailuaa

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Grace R. Freedman, PhD (she/her) is a founder of Why Not Art which celebrates the vitality of the Brooklyn arts community by presenting interdisciplinary art shows in alternative spaces to reach expanded and diverse audiences. Contact: grace@whynotart.com; 718-858-4847, IG @whynotartnyc

 

All Artworks are for Sale and a portion of the proceeds support The Old Stone House.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Belonging – A Textile Arts Exhibition with Kimberly Bush, Stephanie Eche, and Traci Johnson

Hours are subject to change based on OSH events schedule, please refer to the calendar or call to ensure the exhibit will be available at the time of your visit.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Belonging is a contemporary visual art exhibition highlighting 3 Brooklyn artists (Kimberly Bush, Stephanie Eche and Traci Johnson) who create work with fiber, cloth, thread and other textiles.

Textiles are having a “moment” in contemporary art. After decades of being excluded or dismissed as merely utilitarian, textiles are now embraced by major museums, blue-chip galleries and even department store window designers (see Traci Johnson’s recent commission at Bergdorf’s). Why now? Many textile artists use their work to explore healing, trauma and familial or cross-cultural understandings, which seems especially relevant as we transition through the COVID pandemic. Textiles are soft, warm, inviting and represent a feeling of safety to which many people respond immediately. Viewing these intricately woven and mended materials, even without touching, can evoke a sense of home and provide emotional comfort. Belonging taps into that sense of solace, community and joy after a time of grief and sadness.

With common threads, this intergenerational and diverse group of artists weaves together personal meditations that reflect broadly on connectedness, family, community and activism through fiber art. These year(s) of the pandemic have taught us that everything is attached and interconnected, like fibers and fabric. All beings need each other to survive and thrive; we all need to belong.

The rich and varied textures of the textile work on view include knots, tufted rugs, felted wool, and subtle stitches in a mix of natural and bombastic colors. The Old Stone House is a historic home that provides a welcoming backdrop and a contemplative space to discover the fine art handiwork.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Kimberly Bush (she/her) is an artist and art therapist with over 30 years experience. Her practice of weaving fibers, mending torn and frayed edges, sewing fabric patches and pieces together, figuratively and literally, demonstrates the interconnectedness among humans. IG @kimberlybrooklyn

Stephanie Eche (she/her) uses found materials and natural fibers to create sculptures that investigate cultural identity, time, and memory. Her processes are intentionally labor and time-intensive, allowing her to reflect on the erasure of indigenous cultures as a result of colonization and capitalism, including the assimilation of her Chicana family. IG @stephanie_eche

Traci Johnson (they/them) is an artist and fashion model who presents bold, colorful abstract sculptural creations that bring a sense of euphoria and vibrant energy to the exhibit. The works embody the texture, softness and comfort of textiles while promoting healing, self-acceptance and self-love; they truly create a safe space for all. IG @kailuaa @rugsbykailuaa

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Grace R. Freedman, PhD (she/her) is a founder of Why Not Art which celebrates the vitality of the Brooklyn arts community by presenting interdisciplinary art shows in alternative spaces to reach expanded and diverse audiences. Contact: grace@whynotart.com; 718-858-4847, IG @whynotartnyc

 

All Artworks are for Sale and a portion of the proceeds support The Old Stone House.

Featured image by Traci Johnson.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.