This is a short documentary promo for the “Women’s Work” exhibit and oral history project produced by Nick Dentamaro for Brenau University Galleries. The project focuses on where textile and fiber art comes from, what it has evolved into and the connections these artists have to the women who have influenced and come before them.
Along with this video, each of the 24 artists in the show are featured in an oral history project focusing on the purpose of the show and relating specifically to their work and experience, https://vimeo.com/channels/womenswork/videos.
The project was funded by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
Screenshot of the oral history project completed hosted on Vimeo.com
Leisa Rich's piece "Chain of Fools" uses a technique she calls "thread painting" where she machine stitches in a way that looks like drawing or painting.
Fiber artist Donna Shiver, center, and her friend Jessica Killpack take some time during the Women's Work reception to explore Kathleen Hendrick's "Play."
Over 120 patrons turned out for the Women's Work reception at Brenau University's Sellars Gallery