Presentation by Jeanne Bieri, Fiberart International 2019 Artist

When:
September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2019-09-10T19:00:00-04:00
2019-09-10T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh
PA 15222
Cost:
Free
Contact:
412-261-7004
Presentation by Jeanne Bieri, Fiberart International 2019 Artist @ Contemporary Craft

AN EVENING WITH JEANNE BIERI

THE FIBERART INTERNATIONAL 2019 ARTIST TALKS ABOUT HER WORK

Award winning Michigan artist, Jeanne Bieri, incorporates family and collected textiles into her unique artwork. At a reflective point in her career, she began mending, piecing and combining army blankets her father brought home following his service in WWII, with parts of damaged quilts she had collected. These blankets have stories to tell: of war, family struggles, and life cycles. Jeanne uses a chain stitch technique found in Muslim clerical garments. Each stitch is a prayer, functioning as an act of healing. It is her hope that in restructuring and mending these blankets, the horrors of war today can be kept at bay.