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Summer Nights: Plarn Textiles with Antonia Perez

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7:00 pm9:00 pm


Thursday, July 30, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$20 – $25
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Registration required

Artist Antonia Perez will teach participants how to make and weave with plarn. Plarn is yarn that can be made from plastic bags. A simple cardboard loom will be used to make a woven plastic textile. Participants may be use the loom multiple times to combine separate weavings to create beautiful artworks or functional objects. Materials will be provided by contactless pickup at the Staten Island Museum (details to follow).

Link to the Zoom invitation will be provided upon registration. If you are unable to attend the program during the scheduled time, all registrants will be provided with a link to the recorded zoom video which will be accessible for 72 hours.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes 7/29 at 4pm.

About the Artist

Born and raised primarily in New York City, with many youthful summers spent staying with relatives in Mexico, Antonia Perez has spent most of her life engaged in art and in using art as a means of engaging community. Antonia Perez is a mixed-media artist who collects discarded household detritus and repurposes it into sculpture, works on paper, paintings and site-specific installations. Her earliest artistic influences were the Mexican muralists, the abstract modernists and the needlework artists on both sides of her family. Learn more about the artists here: https://antoniaaperezstudio.com/home.html

Textile by Antonia Perez

Antonia Perez, Mexico. Lindo y Querido Sarape I, 2019.

Detail of textile by Antonia Perez

Antonia Perez, Mexico Lindo y Querido Sarape, I 2019 (detail)