Crafting Democracy

Crafting Democracy showcases how objects of material culture can provoke and engage everyday citizens, including those of marginalized identities, as productive tools in deliberative democracies. Craft can also aid those wanting their voices to be amplified through the process of making. The works on display in the Crafting Democracy exhibit come from Rochester-area residence of all ages along with that of art-activists (“craftivists”) from across the U.S. and abroad., who use the traditional tools of craft (yarn, thread, textiles) to make statements about socio-political, cultural, and economic issues that have engaged them, prompting them to turn to craft as a pathway to positive change, and a tool for enacting social justice.

Participating Artists:
Allyson D. Allen
Ellis Angel
Christy Bailey
Deb J. Berkebile
Eva Camacho-Sanchez
Margaret A. Cherre
Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook
Sonja Dahl
Alison Flaherty
Carin Horowitz
Penny Schmuecker
Elizabeth Sovern
Katrina L. Herron Gendreau
Suzanne Heshv
Chawne M. Kimber
Jessica Lacher-Feldman
June Lee
Elizabeth A. Liano (Betsy)
Beth Ann MacVittie
Katrina Majkut
Hinda Mandell
Kayla A. Mattes
Joetta Maue
Nanci Nugent
Kathryn Pellman
Jessica M. Skultety
Adrienne Sloane
Jill St. Coeur
Kathy A. Suprenant
Melanie Tuazon
Kathy Weber
Wendy R. Weiss
Emma Werowinski
Stephen L. Wilson

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    Regular Hours

    *First Friday, 10/4 6-9pm
    Mon 10 - 8:30pm
    Tues 10 - 6pm
    Wed 10 - 8:30pm
    Thur 11 - 6pm
    Fri 10 - 6pm
    Sat 10 - 6pm