This is a 45 minute lecture which will be followed by a stitch event.

Lecture and Instruction given by Annalee Levin

Description: There is a long tradition of embroidered portraits, from the stumpwork kings and queens of the 1600’s to the embroidered photographs of contemporary artist Maurizio Anzeri. As a medium, embroidery carries with it specific meanings and associations. What is it about the use of embroidery that makes these portraits different from a painted image? This lecture will explore different histories and contexts behind the embroidered portrait.

Following the lecture there will be a chance for you to experiment with embroidering on photographs in the style of contemporary artists such as Maurizio Anzeri and Melissa Zexter.

Equipment Needed: Basic embroidery supplies and some photographs will be provided but you are encouraged to bring photographs of your own to work on to help make your project more personalized.

Date: January 15, 2017

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

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