Join Sculpture Park artist Cat Mazza for a talk about craft, from its deep roots in New England labor history to its continuing role in contemporary activist causes.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
Arrive early to contribute to a collaborative craft activity - or bring your own handicraft to work on while you chat and listen. Cat’s talk will begin at 6:30. About the Speaker Cat Mazza (b. 1977, Washington, D.C.) is a mid-career artist whose work focuses on textiles and technology.
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She often works collaboratively, creating projects with strong social and political messages. Mazza earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she specialized in Art and Gender Studies, and completed her MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, concentrating in Electronic Arts.
Mazza has exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Triennale Design Museum, Milan; the Jönköpings läns Museum, Sweden. Her artwork Knit for Defense is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum media arts collection.
Mazza is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Mazza's first outdoor sculpture, Taking the Cure, deCordova's 22nd PLATFORM project, will be on view in the Sculpture Park through June 2019. Visit our website to learn more about this work and the PLATFORM series at deCordova. CONVERSATION AND CRAFT SERIES at deCordova Bring your own craft project or contribute to one of ours while hearing an artist speak about their community work. Other conversations in this series include: January 10 Conversation and Crafts with Virginia Johnson - Join Virginia Johnson, owner of Cambridge-based stitch lounge gather here, in a craft making event and conversation about building communities for and through craft. January 30 Conversation and Crafts with Matting Change - Join Audrey Lin, creator of Matting Change, to transform plastic grocery bags into crocheted sleeping mats for young adults experiencing homelessness. February 7 Conversation and Crafts with Adrienne Sloane - From Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities onward, knitters have been incorporating the political into their stitches.
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Come hear how knitting is being used by contemporary artists to address issues such as war, climate change, and species preservation.Conversation and Crafts with Cat Mazza - Join exhibiting artist and craftivist Cat Mazza for a talk about the deep roots of craft in New England labor history to its continuing role in contemporary activist causes..