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July 17, 2012 > Threading it together

Threading it together

Submitted By Christine Bender

The Sun Gallery is proud to host "A Thread Runs Through It," an exhibition that explores how material, thread, and yarn can become the base elements of contemporary artwork. This can mean many things and take many different forms.

This exhibition features a wonderful quilt imagined and facilitated by Cal State East Bay student Adelina Tancioco. Through this project, a workshop was facilitated with four non-profit organizations that focus on recovery and the mental health of local women. This workshop provided a space for discussion of their healing processes as well as materials and support in making their quilt panel.

Through the quilt, participants were acknowledged for the healing that they have begun as well as valued for their experience. Furthermore, the quilt was an opportunity for the participants to share their story of healing in an effort to bring awareness to the community about the importance of mental health wellness and reduce the stigma attached to mental health illnesses.

After the completion of four quilting workshops, the quilt was sewn together and will be touring Hayward from July to October. The Sun Gallery is the first stop for the quilt.

In addition to the quilt, the gallery has wonderful sewn and woven objects, including "Earthsong," a mixed-media book by Jone Manoogian and Carmela Rizzuto which addresses the need for awareness of the earth's fragility and for preservation of its resources. Other artists in the exhibition include: Ron Orpitelli, Geetika Bansal, Christine Bender, Shelley Gardner, Zhenne Wood (from the collection of Colin Herrick), Geetika Bansal, Yashna Bansal, Wnedy Rolon and Amy Nelson Smith.


A Thread Runs Through It
July 11 - August 11
Wednesday - Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reception for the Artists:
Saturday, July 28
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Sun Gallery
1015 E. Street, Hayward
(510) 581-4050
www.sungallery.org
sungallery@comcast.net

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