Crafting Democracy/Current Seen
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Ave.
Nov 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Visit Crafting Democracy at the Central Library of Rochester during regular hours 10am-6pm and stay for First Friday to celebrate this exhibition.

Crafting Democracy showcases how objects of material culture can provoke and engage everyday citizens, including those of marginalized identities, as productive tools in deliberative democracies. Craft can also aid those wanting their voices to be amplified through the process of making. The works on display in the Crafting Democracy exhibit come from Rochester-area residence of all ages along with that of art-activists (“craftivists”) from across the U.S. and abroad., who use the traditional tools of craft (yarn, thread, textiles) to make statements about socio-political, cultural, and economic issues that have engaged them, prompting them to turn to craft as a pathway to positive change, and a tool for enacting social justice.

Participating Artists include Allyson D. Allen, Ellis Angel, Christy Bailey, Deb J. Berkebile, Eva Camacho-Sanchez, Margaret A. Cherre, Anna J. Clutterbuck-CookSonja Dahl, Alison Flaherty, Carin Horowitz, Penny Schmuecker, Elizabeth Sovern, Katrina L. Herron Gendreau, Suzanne Heshv, Chawne M. Kimber, Jessica Lacher-Feldman, June Lee, Elizabeth A. Liano (Betsy), Beth Ann MacVittie, Katrina Majkut, Hinda Mandell, Kayla A. Mattes, Joetta Maue, Nanci Nugent, Kathryn Pellman, Jessica M. Skultety, Adrienne Sloane, Jill St. Coeur, Kathy A. Suprenant, Melanie Tuazon, Kathy Weber, Wendy R. Weiss, Emma Werowinski and Stephen L. Wilson.