See this exhibit of beautiful embroideries; plus a presentation about the culture, wildlife, and history of Rwanda.
“PAX Rwanda” (literally, Rwandan Peace) is a collection of original works of textile art that illuminates Rwandan culture, and the people, animals, and plants of East Africa. The works are created by women survivors from both sides of Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, and who now work together in a spirit of reconciliation. A reception will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2-4 pm, at which the exhibit’s curator, Juliana Meehan, will give a visual presentation about Rwandan culture, the wildlife in the region, and the history of the region, including the genocide. (3pm). There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout this informal session. The exhibit runs November 2 – 29, 2019.
Unique to these works is the artists’ technique of threading three different colors of thread onto one needle, producing subtle blends of color that bring the compositions to life, creating with needle and thread what the painter does with brush and paint. Each piece requires at least three months of meticulous effort. This innovative approach to embroidery was pioneered by the workshop’s founder and artistic director, Christiane Rwagatare, a native Rwandan. Click here for full press release.