Events downtown

Nov 02

Tiny Pricks Project SPEEDWELL projects | 630 Forest Ave 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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SPEEDWELL projects is pleased to announce that the powerful exhibition Tiny Pricks Project by Diana Weymar, is on view until November 3, 2019.

The Tiny Pricks Project is a public art project and exhibition about the Trump era by artist/activist Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks Project is an ongoing community project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Since Weymar started the collaborative project in January of 2018, hundreds of people across the world have submitted unique, hand-stitched contributions. This exhibition marks the first time the work will be on display in Maine.

Tiny Pricks Projects holds a creative, accessible and cathartic space during a tumultuous political climate. The series counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, other social media, and Trump’s statements by utilizing vintage textiles as a memory-making timeline. Weymar references the key role embroidery played in the women’s suffrage movement and notes it is symbolic of warmth, comfort, craft, civility, care, and a shared history.

Community participation is a vital component of this exhibition, and we are saving a wall in the gallery to fill with embroidered pieces made by our community.

Please note that the gallery is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12 – 6 PM.