A Big Round of Applause!
We are super excited to announce that we are now in PHASE TWO of our Capacity of Cloth fundraising campaign!
Through a Cultural Facilities Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the state of Vermont matched with donations from corporate sponsors and community members alike, we are able to move forward with much needed gallery upgrades to prepare for the Capacity fo Cloth show.
PHASE TWO will be to raise funds to support the artists, installation costs, as well as programming, including extended weekend gallery hours that will make this exhibit more accessible to our community.
Please consider making a donation!
Capacity of Cloth, a stimulating and innovative textiles and technology exhibit that will be on display from April-August 2020 at the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum. Admission is free to the public. Supporting events will include a free artist presentation, public art opening, educational school tours, and STEAM workshops.
Capacity of Cloth takes a look at innovative textiles happening today by six artists working in the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at Concordia University in Montreal. The artwork on display will highlight an ongoing revolution of textiles and new technologies that are interwoven with social change. The stimulating exhibit, juxtaposed with historic mill artifacts, will give viewers an understanding of how far innovative textiles have come and spark wonderment of what the future holds. Working alongside scientists and other technical practitioners, artists explore how:
•fabrics and wearables receive and transmit messages through audible or visible means
•touch or shadows triggers sound
•proximity lights up poetry
•fiber optics change color in cloth
Bringing this exhibit to Winooski will foster community well-being.
Your contributions will help us improve our gallery and exhibition offerings to better reflect the interests of our diverse community and stress our focus on connecting the past with issues that matter to the community today.
We can only make this amazing opportunity happen with your support! Please help us reach our goal so that we can make this exhibit and associated outreach programs top-notch.
Thank you for your support!