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Hemmed Up: Meet the Artists
Sponsor National Museum of American Jewish History
Type of Event Arts & Culture
Description Acclaimed Philadelphia-based artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez of Amber Art Collective have been hard at work over the past month developing Hemmed Up for the inaugural year of the Museum’s OPEN for Interpretation artist-in-residence program. Inspired by the American Jewish relationship to the textile industry and the broader themes of immigration, labor, and struggle that it represents, the artists applied a unique color-coding system to texts from the exhibition where each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a fabric color. The result? Come see for yourself!

Filmmaker Kevin Shields came along for the ride and has created a short film of their experiences.

Now you can meet all three artists as you take a close-up look at their fabric-based centerpiece, Hemmed Up: Stories through Textiles (July 9 – August 25), with firsthand insights from the artists, and an opportunity to view the film about this unique endeavor.

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Photo Credit: Matthew Christopher
Date/Dates August 07 2013
Times 7:00pm -
Cost free
Street Address 101 S. Independence Mall East Google Map
Location Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Contact Name egoldsmith
Phone Number (215) 923-3811
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