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Generational Craft Show + Tell

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Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

724 South 12th Street

Omaha, NE 68102

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Artist Sheila Pepe’s grandmother and mother were skilled crafters, teaching her to crochet when she was seven. Honoring their legacy, Pepe uses what she calls “improvisational crochet”; incorporating shoelaces, yarn, nets, nautical tow line, rubber bands––anything that can be crocheted, knitted, or sewn. Several works using this technique are included in her exhibition Hot Mess Formalism, on view at Bemis through September 15. Serving as an inspirational backdrop, local artisans will share the stories of their generational craftsmanship through ten-minute presentations consisting of 20 slides, automatically advancing after 30 seconds each.

Interested in participating? Register to attend and submit 20 images or slides by August 20. Presenting is not required to attend, audience attendance is encouraged as well!

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Sheila Pepe
Bus Lines (detail), 2007
Yarn, nautical towline, found and pre-made knit and crocheted textiles
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