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Community invited to help create exhibit at the Nicolaysen

Community invited to help create exhibit at the Nicolaysen

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Cheyenne mixed media artist Georgia Rowswell invites the public to help embroider a 70-foot-long installation piece titled “Crazy - A Contemporary Quilt About Fashion’s Pressing Problems” during her weeklong residency 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

The piece to be exhibited Sept. 25 through Dec. 27 is inspired by popular crazy quilts of 1800’s America and composed of thrift store clothes from the top 40 exporters to the U.S.  

Rowswell's residency includes a screening 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday of "The True Cost" documentary by Andrew Morgan about fast fashion’s issues and its cost to textile workers and the environment followed by a discussion and embroidering session. Registration for the event is not required but is recommended for larger groups. 

Where: Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 E. Collins Drive

When:  Artist residency 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday with screening event 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday 

Tickets & info: Museum admission is $5, $3 for ages 3-17, $4 for seniors and students with valid I.D. or free for children ages 2 and younger, museum members, military and all visitors on Sundays. Find out more at the Crazy: A Contemporary Quilt About Fashion's Pressing Problems event page on Facebook, georgiarowswell.com/crazy--a-contemporary-quiltthenic.org, 307-235-5247, 

  

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