Opening celebration
Friday, December 17, 2010 5:00-8:00pm
Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center
Featuring gallery discussion, live craft demonstrations and the introduction of the community embroidery project.

Panel discussion: D.I.Y. and Contemporary Craft
Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:00-4:00pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s lecture hall, Overture Center
Panel discussion, moderated by Beverly Gordon (UW–Madison Dept. of Design Studies), with exhibition artists Cortney Heimerl, Anne Kingsbury, and Susan White.

Panel discussion and reception: History Through Women’s Hands
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 1:30-3:30pm
Featuring two conversations about women’s craft work in the early 20th century: Brian Bigler, president, Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society and Lynette Korenic, art historian and director of the Kohler Art Library, UW-Madison, will discuss the work of Mt. Horeb china painter Hazel Miller Hanneman. Nicolas Reynolds, historian for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, will discuss the story of the Sybil Carter Indian Lace Association with Nancy Marie Mithlo (UW-Madison Departments of Art History and American Indian Studies).

Join us for gallery tours before the panel discussion, 12:30-1:30 in the James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center.

Related Happenings


Exhibition: “Our Tiny Friends and Foes”

December 17, 2010-February 6, 2011
Playhouse Gallery, Overture Center
A community fiber art project concurrent with the Handmade Meaning exhibition. Our Tiny Friends and Foes is a celebration of the social aspects of fiber arts as embodied in the traditions of quilting bees, knitting circles, and the modern resurgence of community crafting.

Visit the project’s Facebook page for more information.

Lecture: “Wax Coral and Woolen Pac-Men: The Domestic Handicraft Paradigm, 1810-2010”
Talia Schaffer, Queens College CUNY & Graduate Center CUNY
Thursday, December 02, 2010, 4:00 pm
7191 Helen C. White
Sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of English.