Artscope Magazine, Capsule Preview Jan/Feb2019

by Brian Goslow

“Migration: A Curated Fiber Arts Exhibition” runs from January 10 through February 28 at the Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St., Concord, Massachusetts. The show, curated by the Umbrella Visual Arts Program who invited artists from diverse contemporary and craft traditions, will “contemplate ‘migrations’ within shifting and fluid ways of being and defining our own cultural, gendered and embodied identities.” Featuring handcrafted objects, interactive installations, talks and performances by Louise Berliner, Nayda A. Cuevas, Jodi Colella, Merrill Comeau, Nancy Crasco, Alexander Davis, Tica de Moor, Jeanne Flanagan (Mad Weave Creations), Janet Kawada, Donna Rhae Marder, Valerie Maser- Flanagan, Lois Russell, Joyce Utting Schutter, Adrienne Sloane, Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth Quilt Guild and Ngoc-Tran Vu (Made Elsewhere), the exhibition “will pull together a collection of objects that store and carry, those that inscribe personal and family histories and traditions of place and new narratives on migration as journey.”