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Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Hosts Narrative Threads Artist Panel
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm
On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will host a special evening event, Narrative Threads Artist Panel.
Contemporary textile artists Helen R. Kaar, Linda Rae Coughlin, and Elisa Kessler Caporale will participate in a panel discussion and showcase their respective work. The panel will highlight the evolution of traditional techniques of hooked rugs, woven textiles, and quilting to contemporary interpretations and approaches. Visitors will be able to ask questions and there will be an opportunity to speak with the artists individually after the panel.
The Narrative Threads Artist Panel is in collaboration with METC’s exhibition, Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles. For centuries, people in New Jersey have been producing a stunning variety of textiles. From quilts to woven coverlets and clothing, textiles are often both decorative and practical, revealing a maker’s artistry while also serving vital functions for a family. Whether in front of the loom, around the hearth, or at church, friends and neighbors passed along traditions of community and technique through generations. They often worked with a freedom unknown in other parts of their lives. The exhibit showcases historic textiles from the museum’s collection and pieces made by contemporary textile artists including Kaar, Coughlin, and Caporale.
Registration is recommended for this program as space is limited. Tickets are $8 for nonmembers and $5 for METC members. Please register at www.metc.org.