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Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Teresa Shields
September 16, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 | Members Free
Coffee Break: Artist Talks is our monthly event every second Saturday during exhibitions that pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk.
Artist: Teresa Shields, Textile Arts
At the heart of Trending Threads is the element of play. Every element of this work – letters, wood and board – have been painstakingly crafted by hand over a year-long AAC residency. The resulting analog Social Media platform – a pegged wooden board – holds 140 characters, the length of a Twitter post. Approximately three hundred letters were created, each uniquely colorful, made of felt and hand-stitched wool on wood blocks. These letters can then be attached to the board’s pegs, like a giant toddler toy. Viewers are invited to play with the giant board by spelling out words and thoughts and then posting a ‘Tweet’ as an artistic social media intervention. The parameters of this piece are simple, but the options are endless. What will you say? Take a photo of your message and/or include yourself and tweet #TrendingThreads.
This artist is exhibiting in the Solo Series Fall 2017, on view from September 14 – November 11