Opening Celebration: Arlington Weaves, Etc: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Friday / October 20 / 11:00am-1:00pm

Celebrate the opening of Arlington Weaves, Etc: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with refreshments and art-making. Meet the artists and artisans of Arlington Weaves and learn more about this unique program.

About Arlington Weaves, Etc.

ArlingtonWeaves, Etc. (AWE) is an innovative service model that provides AWE Artisans with an opportunity to build their skills so they can generate revenue from the items they craft. AWE staff provide artisans with support to investigate their talents and interests while participating with like-minded creatives to celebrate the power of creativity, connection, and purpose.

AWE’s mission is to provide opportunities for artisans of all abilities to make, market, and earn income for their original and uniquely woven fiber works, and to create a more sustainable and socially conscious marketplace through community partnerships.

The program was conceived by parents of individuals with disabilities in the mid-1970s as part of the Arlington Adult Developmental Center. At the parents’ request, Arlington County assumed responsibility for operation of the program in the late 1980s. In 2003, Arlington County outsourced the operation of the program to a local non-profit agency. ServiceSource is the current service provider.

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NO GRIDS NO MASTERS: a Post-Cartesian Experiment is an exploration and contestation of the grid and the structured set of worldviews that are embedded in it. Incorporating digital and traditional weaving, sculpture, found objects, and transformed cast materials, the installation reflects the artist’s intense engagement with material.

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