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¡Bienvenidxs! A Week-long Open Embroidery Workshop
June 23 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Backstrap Weaving Workshop
5 – 6:30pm
Located at the Windmill Community Garden
Join for a special backstrap weaving workshop with Cynthia Alberto, a special guest artist from the Weaving Hand. Backstrap weaving is an Indigenous weaving technique using a simple loom that relies on tension from the weaver’s body. All materials will be provided.
¡Bienvenidxs!, will be an installation of an embroidery workshop open to the public hosted by Maria Lulu Varona. Learning how to embroider while collaborating on a table cloth. Materials will be provided, no need to have previous experience. Come to learn, relax, chat and have fun. This project is possible thanks to the Queens Council for the Arts.
Maria Lulu Varona (b. 1993, San Juan, Puerto Rico) lives and works between Puerto Rico and New York City. Varona learned her embroidery techniques from her grandmother growing up applying it to make works addressing contemporary conditions. She has exhibited at Bronx Art Space, New York (2017) Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2017), Flux Factory, Brooklyn, NY (2019), MACO Feria de arte, Mexico City (2020), Embajada, San Juan Puerto Rico (2020), amongst other group shows at independent galleries spaces. Also have participated in art-residencies such as International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NYC (2018), Flux Factory in Queens, NYC (2019), Program for Independent studies at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Puerto Rico (2020), and at Artist Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions in rural southwest Wisconsin (2021).