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Special Events

Special Events for Featured Artist

Agusta Agustusson

We are very excited to host Agusta Agustsson and her project

Sew4Rights.org

The project, as envisioned by Textile Artist Agusta Agustsson, is to make a large, crowd-sourced community quilt to support women’s health and reproductive rights. The “Courthouse Steps” pattern is a reference to the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade in June 2022. Blocks will be created by everyone who wants to contribute!

Community participants can voice their support through a signature or a slogan or quote. Finished blocks will be assembled into one or more large community quilts for display.

Featured Artist Upcoming Events

July 30, 2022

Join us on July 30 for two events:

Sew4Rights.org Square-Making Event 12 pm - 3 pm

Register for Square-Making Event Here

Augusta Agustusson Artist Talk -  5 pm

Register for Artist Talk Here

 

Artist Statement

The Courthouse Steps and Sew4Rights Rage Squares
"I organized the Courthouse Steps and Rage Squares in response to the Supreme Court’s reconsideration of Roe v Wade. I didn’t want to create a solo piece. I wanted to amplify the voices of many women. The form was inspired by quilts in the Museum of Fine Arts exhibition, “Fabric of a Nation”. One was a signature quilt in support of women’s suffrage and another was a Gee’s Bend quilt of the courthouse steps pattern.
I also had a quilt in the exhibition, “Blanket of Red Flowers”. It was made in the Seventies, a heady time for women’s right. As I read about the Justice’s deliberations about Roe last December I knew that today’s young women would not have the rights and experiences I had as a young woman. I knew I had to show women’s voices and feelings. Rather than signatures as in the suffrage quilt there are words from women’s hearts. The courthouse steps pattern was the perfect vehicle for presenting these feelings.
When Alito’s opinion was leaked even though I was expecting it, I was enraged. The formality of the courthouse steps no longer seemed adequate to express the rage. Other women felt the same. The idea of Rage Squares was born. Women responded immediately.
The quilts have already been to protests. I expect them to go to many more as we work to undo the damage from this Supreme Court."

Recent Events

Past Events for Featured Artist Clare Tattersall

ThunderLily

We had a great time hosting Clare Tattersall of ThunderLily, a digital Fashion Designer from the UK currently living in NYC. Clare creates wearable technology and applied components to animate her Fashions. We highly recommend anyone interested in tech, fashion and music, to follow Thunderlily and please view videos from our past events by clicking events tiles below. 

 

Closing Event and Artist Talk

Saturday September 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In-person event and then heading over to

RI Fashion Week!

 

Select event name below to view video!

 

Virtual Panel Discussion

Thursday September 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Relationship between 

Music and Fashion"

 

Opening Night Artist Talk & Demonstration

Thursday September 9

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Relationship between 

Music and Fashion"

 

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Come Celebrate International Coworking Day!
 
Monday August 9:
Open hours from 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
It is all about sharing resources and knowledge, and a love of materials. Communal inspiration and encouragement goes a long way. In celebration of International Coworking Day 2021, visit our studio any time between 10:30 am and 5 pm, to learn about our resources, relax and enjoy a creative project, and sign up for upcoming workshops.
 
Check out the All Day Events at these locations: SoCoSD, Groundworks, Cape Space, The Communal Space. 
 

 

Marine Heatwaves

by Deb Ehrens

Artist Talk with collaborating Scientists from

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: 

Caroline Ummenhofer, Phd. and Svenja Ryan, Phd.

Open to the public

Thursday June 9

 

 

"Art as Fashion / Fashion as Art"

First annual group show May 15 to 29, 2021

Click Names to Watch

Online Artist and Designer Talks

Alyn Carlson

Martha Jackson

Aleta Deyo

Amber Morrison, Adrian Burke and

Maryanne Meyservy

Jay Caldren

Laura McCarthy and Harry Umen

Marybeth Hanley

Leslie Goldstein

Wanda Miglus

 

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NB Creative Instagram Take-Over

New Bedford Creative hosted SoCoSD for a full day Instagram Take Over.

Thank you New Bedford Creative!!

Click here to see the story on Instagram

 

and Select "Adrian" in NB Creative Instagram Stories

 

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