Threads: Weaving Humanity


Friday, July 19, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019

OPENING EVENT: Friday, July 19, 2019, 6 p.m.

VENUE: Park Grounds

Threads: Weaving Humanity
Photo: Isaiah Plaza

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Threads: Weaving Humanity features new textile works throughout Montalvo's historic gardens and grounds by a group of emerging international artists. These newly commissioned works use braiding, stitching, patching, and mending as a metaphor for weaving the threads of our diverse communities into a shared social fabric. 

Highly sensitive to the elements, fiber works are traditionally displayed inside carefully controlled environments of galleries and museums. Serving as an analogy for our human vulnerabilities, Threads: Weaving Humanity places these works outdoors where we can appreciate and witness the fragility and the resilience of the materials as they interact with the natural surroundings. Many of the works on view will be created in collaboration with the local community and offer opportunities for conversation about connecting through our shared humanity, including practicing kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection.

  •  Caravan
    By Hellen Ascoli

    Hellen Ascoli is a textile based artist, weaver and mediator living and working in Guatemala City, Guatemala and Madison, WI. She will create a Caravan of flower for Montalvo’s ...

  • A Common Thread A Common Thread
    By Sudnya Shroff

    Sudnya Shroff is a local artist and fashion designer based in Los Altos, California. She has been invited to create a participatory installation in Montalvo’s gardens which will represent ...

  • Forgiveness, The Misplaced Grace Forgiveness, The Misplaced Grace
    By RoCoCo

    RoCoCo’s new work continues its ongoing exploration of forgiveness. Situated on the vacant pedestal alongside the three statues at the foot of the Great Lawn near the entrance of ...

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