Weaving Stories with UREC & Lori Kochanski
April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$15.00 – $25.00
Calling ALL regional Albany NY Residents with a story to tell… Looking for the next 2024 “First Friday” thing-to-do? Learn how to weave YOUR story into a unique piece of art that you can take home with you!
EXPLORE how art, in this case weaving, tells a story without words about the artist and their community. These workshops create opportunities for self-expression through making something with your own two hands. Participants may bring an article of clothing or piece of fabric that they no longer wear – and that holds a special memory. Using cardboard looms each participant will weave a small piece of fabric that represents a significant story or moment in their life.
There will also be a chance to participate in creating a large-scale community weaving. Weaving and art making has often been a way to retell the story of people gathered in a certain place and time. This community weaving project will be an expression of many stories coming together to tell a story of what it means to be a neighbor.
The finished project will become part of a permanent collection to be exhibited at UREC’s FUTURE Interpretive Center on Livingston Avenue.
Space is limited! Reserve your spot NOW
ABOUT LORI: Lori Kochanski is a fiber artist with a focus on weaving and knitting. She combines her love of fiber and fabric and people to create storied pieces of art. Lori also works with the city of Albany as a Neighborhood Specialist. Lori’s studio at the Albany Barn is named the Riparian Zone Studio. In nature, the riparian zone is the fertile, messy and necessary place where the water meets the land. Her space and time at the Albany Barn have certainly been fertile and necessary for growing and stretching as an artist in community. Today, Lori finds deep joy in her art and the people she has met through her work. Much like her weaving, she herself is constantly being transformed.