Monday, October 27, 2014

Threads That Bind: A Cultural Identity

This weekend I made the trek up to Los Angeles to see some friends and to see "Threads That Bind: A Cultural Identity" exhibit at American Jewish University curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey on Sunday.

Sunday at the exhibit started with panel discussion with the some of the artists. 

Then onto the exhibit! 

Connie Rohman
Matriarch Letters - Leah to Rachel
Shorthand Series 2014
Fiber and sewing thread
I've known Connie for quite some time and really admire her as an artist and a friend. You can learn more about Connie and her art here.

Gwen Samuels
Photographs, used silk teabags and thread
Learn more about Gwen here.

Vicki Reikes Fox
Tamar's Purse
Concealed and Revealed Series 2004
Collagraph print and mixed media
I couldn't find a website for Vicki but you can google her to find out more information about her art.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
Savannah Sunset
Fabric, beads and stainless steel wire
I first saw Naomi's artwork when I attended Surface Design Conference last year. I blogged about her exhibit  here. I have such an admiration for her artwork. As they say "it speaks to me". To learn more about Naomi and her art, check out her website.

I hope you have a chance to see this exhibit in person. After seeing it, I was so inspired to push myself as an artist. 


  1. This appears to be a fantastic exhibit of highly creative art work. I'm particularly enthralled with Threadbare and Savannah Sunset. I can see the latter done with alcohol ink stained rectangles of aluminum.

  2. I overlooked thanking you for for not only providing a few photos but also for providing links to these talented artists' websites.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this post. I can't say enough good things about this exhibit.