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Embracing Connections Workshop
October 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Join artist Kindra Crick and NW Noggin in the gallery for a workshop exploring brain cell regeneration
Join artist Kindra Crick and NW Noggin in the gallery for a delightful workshop exploring brain cell regeneration to complement TextileX’s 2022 theme. NW Noggin will bring brains and offer a hands-on art project creating a network of neurons using fabric and sewing textiles. Regeneration and learning reestablish and creates new connections in our minds. This workshop is in conjunction with the Embracing Connections exhibit open October 6th through October 26th.
The human mind with its 86 billion neurons is a resilient force for adaptation and regeneration through its ever-changing landscape of connections. In magnifying and re-imagining these hidden molecular structures, multimedia artist Kindra Crick aims to evoke wonder and offer an imagined vision of the spectacular biological machinery which comprises the very core of our memories, sensations, thoughts and our essential sense of self. This immersive installation was originally initiated in 2015 during an art-science collaboration between Crick and neuroscientist Dr. John Harkness.
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In just over 4 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.
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