A Public Arts Project led by Award Winning Weaver Wyatt Nocera and the artists of the Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville, GA.
Join the Wiregrass Gallery in creating a one-of-a kind work of community-generated art during the months of February and March. Beginning February 13, 2016, the public is invited to visit the Wiregrass Gallery to write their wishes, hopes, and dreams on strips of fabric to weave into the body of a 7’ x 13’ tapestry. The finished tapestry will hang in a place of honor at the Thomas County Public Library.
Award winning weaver Wyatt Nocera is facilitating the weaving of this community tapestry, working on a large floor loom loaned to the gallery by Wiona Haythorn. During this participatory art project, the public is welcome and encouraged to add threads and fabric to the tapestry. According to event organizer and artist, Lindajo Haythorn, “Weaving with the adults and children of this area will result in a reflection of the traditions, personality, and history of this community.”
The Wiregrass Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday, 11am-5pm for the public to visit and record thoughts on a strip of fabric. Gallery artists and guest weavers will be on hand on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11am-5pm, to assist and instruct community members in weaving and creating the tapestry. The Wiregrass Gallery is comprised of 40 local and regional artists. This project will be the first of many to introduce the public to these artists and their works in a Second Saturday Showcase each month.
This project is supported in part by donations of materials from The Fuzzy Goat, Thomasville, GA., Halcyon Yarns of Bath, Maine, and Kromski North America of Thomasville, GA. Local weavers and artists are also joining in with donations of materials and time, helping to supervise the weaving.
For more information: Lindajo Haythorn (229)221-2100, [email protected]