hosted by Beth Clevenstine
In this participant-driven Community Table, attendees are invited to leave their mark on a communal tapestry, to be displayed in the Painted Bride gallery during its Spring 2015 season. Led by accomplished visual artist, Beth Clevenstine, participants will learn several embroidery stitches and work together in small groups to bring the brand new piece to life. Visitors of the Painted Bride gallery will also be welcome to add to the tapestry, creating a sense of spontaneity and movement in the work.
Over the course of the event, Beth will be joined by several guest artists of varying disciplines who will add their unique perspective to the work.
About Beth Clevenstine
Beth Clevenstine has established herself as a Brooklyn-based artist that transforms ordinary and discarded materials into soft sculpture tapestries that appear incipient yet complete. Decorative and feminine motifs are interwoven in her artwork by building and distressing used fibers as a way of mark making.
Beth Clevenstine integrates public participation into progressive and collaborative pieces where process is as important as final culmination. Personal stories with intentional and artistic precision are woven into the pieces during both the construction and deconstruction process. A collective story evolves through the cyclical thought patterns of the group while simultaneously coaxing connection within the group.
Beth received her BA from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked as lead display designer for Anthropologie before leaving to embark her solo path where her public works have grown in scope and stature. She has collaborated on the Fountain Street Project, and Peace Through Imagination located on 4th and Monroe street, among many others.