Celebration of the Hand
June 2, 2012
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change and Craft Lake City to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibit titled, “Celebration of the Hand”. They accepted my proposal and asked me to create a large piece that will hang in downtown Salt Lake City. I’m in love with geometric, modern, and colorful quilt designs these days, and so that was part of my inspiration. Along with that, I will also sew small triangular pockets into the piece. These pockets will hold collected paper items and photographs from around the city (ticket stubs, newspaper clippings, postcards, photos, restaurant menus, letters, etc). Passersby can then play with and move around these pieces, or folks can also add their own paper pieces to the pockets. This allows the piece to be interactive with the public. I think it will be neat to see what items get put into the vinyl pockets over time.
Here is what Craft Lake City had to say about the event,
“Celebration of the Hand: Craft Lake City has joined forces with The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change to bring local art to the streets in the form of a walk-able outdoor gallery exhibit titled, ‘Celebration of the Hand.’ The gallery walls are made up of 15 plakats located in downtown Salt Lake on the North and South sides of Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. The plakats are permanent steel frames installed adjacent to the sidewalks and are referred to as the museum’s “windows.” Collectively, these museum’s windows (or plakats) make up the exhibition. The plakats were originally installed in 2007 and over the years have been used to highlight the work of numerous nonprofits. Craft Lake City is excited to become The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change’s newest plakat collaborator. We will be using 13 of the 15 plakats to highlight the work of 13 Craft Lake City affiliates. The exhibit will officially open in conjunction with July Gallery Stroll on July 20, 2012. The artisans involved are Annika Dimeo, Michelle Christenesen, Nic Annette Miller, Keith McKeown, Isaac Hastings, Rachelle Smith, Angela Flicker, Laura Frisk, Carrie Wakefield, Jorge Arellano, Tommy Dolph and Eleanor Scholz.”
I’m honored and excited to be a part of this exhibit!