Join us for an artist talk with Shannon Downey (aka Badass Cross Stitch). Shannon is also an activist, craftivist, community builder, and general instigator. She blends politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance.
The social change ecosystem is vast and wide and when those contributions and efforts align and compliment each other, change happens at a much faster pace. Craft can be an astoundingly powerful compliment to social change particularly when it’s in support of and in collaboration with other activism tactics.
Shannon’s work is driven by one question: How will this bring people together, connect them to each others, help them self-reflect, learn, unlearn, and ultimately take action on the things that matter to them?
She will share pieces of her own work on vintage linens (as well as Badass Herstory and Rita’s Quilt), the outcomes, and things she learned through these experiences about the power of craft in creating positive social change.
Open to everyone.
FREE. But donations in any amount to keep your community arts center humming are always welcome and very much appreciated.