We need your help to raise $7500 to bring Capacity of Cloth, a stimulating and innovative textiles and technology exhibit to the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum.
From April-August 2020, Capacity of Cloth will be on display and free to the public. Supporting events will include a free artist presentation, public art opening, educational school tours, and STEAM workshops.
A revolution of textiles and new technologies!
Capacity of Cloth takes a look at innovative textiles happening today by six artists working in the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at Concordia University in Montreal. The artwork on display will highlight an ongoing revolution of textiles and new technologies that are interwoven with social change. The stimulating exhibit, juxtaposed with historic mill artifacts, will give viewers an understanding of how far innovative textiles have come and spark wonderment of what the future holds.
Working alongside scientists and other technical practitioners, artists explore how:
•fabrics and wearables receive and transmit messages through audible or visible means
•touch or shadows triggers sound
•proximity lights up poetry
•fiber optics change color in cloth
Bringing this exhibit to Winooski will foster community well-being.
Your contributions will help us improve our gallery and exhibition offerings to better reflect the interests of our diverse community and stress our focus on connecting the past with issues that matter to the community today.
$25 Helps to cover school tour costs
$50 Goes towards printing exhibit signage
$100 Keeps the gallery open to visitors on a Sunday
$250 Sponsors one artist
$500 Funds exhibit materials needed for installing the show
$1000 Supports a new digital display center so artists can share videos about their work
We can only make this amazing opportunity happen with your support! Please help us reach our goal so that we can focus our attention on making this exhibit and associated outreach programs top-notch.
Thank you for your support!