Please join us for the:
Artist & Curator Talk: Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 4-5pm with Reception to follow | 5-6pm
Closing Reception: Friday, June 14, 2013 | 6-8pm.
Friday, April 19 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Curated by Kirsten Swenson
Mills Gallery at the BCA
Free and open to the public
The Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to present a survey of Anna Von Mertens’ recent work, GOLD! AND OTHER FALLEN EMPIRES, curated by Kirsten Swenson. Typical of Von Mertens’ process, each of the three distinct series represented in the exhibition explores an avenue of history, taking a set of data that the artist then interprets into the subjective through the format of hand-stitching.
IMAGE: Anna Von Mertens, Roman Empire 228-406AD (West), (detail), 2012
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Friday, April 26 | 7pm
“Musical Artist Talk” in response to Anna Von Mertens’ work
in collaboration with Community Music Center of Boston.
Part of the John Kleshinski Concert Series.
Movement at the Mills
The Bang Group
Friday, May 10 | 8pm
Artist & Curator Talk, with reception to follow
Saturday, May 11 | 4pm
Saturday, May 11 | 9:30-10:30am
Saturday, May 11 | 10:30-12pm
Saturday, May 18 | 10:30-12pm
Sew What? Improv Quilting with Dee Mallon
Saturday, June 1 | 10am – 1pm
Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
Free and Open to the Public
Create you own small, one-of-a-kind quilt by hand! Explore basic improvisation quilting techniques surrounded by artist Anna Von Mertens’ ethereal hand-stitched quilts. We will explore a range of surface design methods, use an ‘invisible baste’ to attach our layers to each other, then add decorative stitches. As a starting point, fabric provides so many ideas that it is the perfect medium for anyone who loves cloth or who is intimidated by a bare canvas.
Friday, June 14 | 6-8pm
All programs are FREE and open to the public.
We are grateful to the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the NLT Foundation for their support.