Wilkes University


Join the Sordoni Art Gallery for the Material Pulses Opening Reception

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Join us for the opening reception of Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Sordoni Art Gallery. We will host Eva Polizzi, fibers artist and scholar for her Art in Context Lecture, "What Binds Us Tight," at 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

About the Lecture 
While the large-scale quilts in the traveling exhibit Material Pulses: Contemporary Quilts will certainly add to the ongoing conversation — where is fiber art placed in the art world and what role does it play in the debate about fine art vs. craft-based art — most female artists who work in the medium of fiber are still overlooked by curators and museums. This lecture, or rather a discussion, aims to add another layer to the investigation by exploring a few more women fiber artists whose names are still missing from many art-history textbooks and their sometimes unconventional work that is left out of the limelight.