What do an 18th-century embroidered sampler, and a dress made in 2018 using recycled plastic bags, have in common? How have people used textiles for practical and creative purposes throughout history? These questions are among the many explored in "Stitches in Time," a unique exhibit at the Old Stone House April 21, 22 and 28 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. This event is free and open to the public.
The Stitches in Time exhibit is part of SRU's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, and is co-sponsored by the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and SRU Art Department.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Impressions In Red: International Fiber Art Exhibition at the Old Stone House on October 1 and October 7.
We received some great feedback about the show, which is part of the October National Arts & Humanities Month.
If you haven't seen the exhibition yet, there's still one more showing on October 14 from 1-4PM. It's free to attend, with a $2 suggested donation to the Old Stone House.
Don't forget to check out all of our other October events here.
October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) – a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
We have a TON of exciting events planned this October to celebrate National Arts & Humanities month. Check out what's happening on campus and in our community!
Coming next month!
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, April 13 from 12:30-1:30 at the Smith Student Center, 2nd Floor Commuter Lounge
THEME: Why is studying the humanities important?
WHAT: The Shout Out for the Humanities! contest gives you the opportunity to share how the humanities are important to you. This contest is OPEN to all majors and is FREE to enter.
SUBMISSIONS: Contestants have free rein on how to display or communicate how studying the humanities are important. Here are some suggested submission ideas:
Submissions must be your original work. Individual submissions and teams are allowed. One entry per individual or team. First prize is $100, second prize is $75, third prize is $50. Winners will also receive a certificate and be featured on the Center for Public Humanities website and social media.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO ENTER:
1) PICK UP AN ENTRY FORM AT 300 SPOTTS WORLD CULTURE BUILDING.
2) DOWNLOAD HERE. SCAN AND EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO AMIE.WINTERS@SRU.EDU.
3) FILL OUT THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
HURRY! SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 7 AT NOON.
Curious about who we are and what we do? Stop by the College of Liberal Arts Open House on March 23 from 4-6pm. We're in Spotts World Culture Building 300. See you then!
Want to hold a community event in collaboration with the Center for Public Humanities? Let us know!