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Celebrating Andrea Aranow, a life in full vibrancy and pattern

October 31-February 15

A virtual exhibit and gathering celebrating the life and adventures of Andrea Aranow

Delving into the theme of New Traditions, this virtual exhibit is a personal exploration of how we mourn, honor, carry forward memories and traditions from those we’ve lost, and make space for new ones.

The evolving virtual exhibit features textile objects, videos, historic photos, and remembrances of Andrea Aranow. Those who knew, met, or were influenced by Andrea are encouraged to add written and visual remembrances here.

View the virtual exhibit here.

An in-person gathering will be held on February 15th, 2022 to remember and celebrate Andrea on what would have been her 77th birthday, register through the button below.



October 31, 2021 @ 12:01 am
February 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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