52 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Carole Harris in conversation w/ Ash Arder
Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00pm
The two artists will engage in a candid conversation on the intersections of race, gender and artistic fiber practice. Through this lens, they will also share the many nuances they bring to the field. This dialogue will provide audiences with intergenerational perspectives on fiber centered artistic practices, with a particular emphasis on the fiber/textile community in Detroit.
Carole Harris is a fiber artist who has redefined and subverted the concepts of quilting to suit her own purposes. She extends the boundaries of the tradition beyond utilitarian usage through explorations that include other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials and objects. Her work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited and published extensively. Highlights include a 2014 solo exhibition at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts (Rochester, MI) and inclusion in the exhibition “The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st Century America” which toured China, where she was a guest lecturer.
Carole’s work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D. C.; the Museum of Art & Design, the Folk Art Museum, and the American Craft Museum, (all in New York City), and galleries in Europe, Japan and South America. She has been honored with several solo exhibitions. Her work has been published extensively, and she is much in demand as a lecturer and juror. For more information, visit her website.
Ash Arder is a Cultural Strategist + Producer at Creative Many, working to ensure that Creative Many’s statewide programs are accessible in both content and structure to artists, creative practitioners and designer-makers.
Arder maintains a creative practice where she creates installations and sculptural objects using a combination of found and self-made materials. Her work investigates the relationship between people and objects in order to understand use patterns and value attribution at macro and micro scales. The objects and experiences she creates are primarily rooted in urban culture. Arder’s installation work and research has taken her as far as Johannesburg South Africa.
Arder earned a B.A. in Communications and Japanese from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she curated a number of visual and performing arts events. She has lived in New York City and very briefly in Tokyo. (Read more)