Join weavers Cynthia Alberto, Kim Mirus, and Aubrey Pittman-Heglund for an online panel discussion.
An artist, designer, and founder of the Brooklyn-based weaving and healing arts studio Weaving Hand, Cynthia Alberto seeks to bridge traditional and contemporary weaving techniques, drawing inspiration from ancient communities of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Her artwork, performances, and public weaving projects honor traditional and artisanal techniques while also incorporating unconventional materials and a zero-waste philosophy.
Kim Mirus is an artist and educator based in the Rocky Mountains, primarily working on floor looms to weave visualizations of environmental data. Kim has attended Artist-in-Residence programs across the US and internationally, including MASS MoCA (MA), Penland winters (NC), SÍM (Iceland), and The Arctic Circle (Svalbard), which led to a solo exhibition, Arctic Threads. Kim has enjoyed teaching at The Crucible, in public schools, and at Penland School of Craft.
Aubrey Pittman-Heglund is an American artist based in Chicago, IL. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 with a focus in Fiber Material Studies and Art Therapy. Aubrey is the Head of Textiles at Studio Herron. She maintains a studio practice at Mana Contemporary, Chicago. Her work has been shown across the United States, including Chicago and Dallas. She has previously taught through Haystack Mountain School of Craft and the Textile Art Center.
Image: Weaving Together, Ace Hotel x Weaving Hand x Cynthia Alberto, 2021. Weaving Activation, Rectangular Loom, 12’ x 8’.