Generational Craft Show + Tell

Generational Craft Show + Tell

Start date

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:00pm

End date

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8:00pm

Location

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

724 S. 12th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
United States

Artist Sheila Pepe’s grandmother and mother were skilled crafters, teaching her to crochet when she was seven. Honoring their legacy, Pepe uses what she calls “improvisational crochet”; incorporating shoelaces, yarn, nets, nautical tow line, rubber bands––anything that can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. Several works using this technique are included in her exhibition Hot Mess Formalism, on view at Bemis through September 15. Serving as an inspirational backdrop, local artisans will share the stories of their generational craftsmanship through five-minute Pecha Kucha-style presentations consisting of 20 slides, automatically advancing after 15 seconds each.