Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Teens are invited to join a Sewing Circle with the artist Marie Watt to make a work of art by stitching with a needle and thread. These gatherings are integral to Watt’s artistic practice. Each teen will receive an original print from the artist in exchange for their stitches. No experience is necessary. Bring a friend!
Inspired by a poem by Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek Nation), the twenty-third Poet Laureate of the United States, Watt asks teens to share something that they want to celebrate through song. By sharing not just your word but the way that you write it, you will help us to create a project that integrates our collective voices and hands.
Read the project prompt from the artist.
Marie Watt is an American artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe. Watt has been hosting sewing circles in her studio, community spaces, schools, and institutions for fifteen years. These gatherings are an essential part of her work.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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