with Ramekon O’Arwisters
April 10 & 11, 2017
Ramekon O’Arwisters is a San Francisco-based social-practice artist who creates collaborative, community-based art projects infused with folk-art traditions. During his Crochet Jams, participants become physically connected with one another through the processes of making fabric strips from used clothing and crocheting a giant textile.
Material and crochet hooks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! All members of the VCU and greater Richmond Community are welcome to participate. These events are free and open to the public. Donations of used fabric or clothing can be made at the following locations: VCU Craft Department, 1000 West Broad St., Fine Arts Building, 2nd floor; Diversity Richmond. Look for the large bins labeled “Crochet Jam”.
This event is presented as part of “Queer Threads: Making and Talking, Fiber and Fashion”, a week-long event series co-sponsored by the Craft/Material Studies Department and the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative, from April 10-14 at VCU’s Depot and satellite community locations.