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Immigrants are a Golden Thread woven through the American Fabric
October 1-October 31
The world-fabric flag component of the installation “Mending the Social Fabric,” honors immigrants, full exhibit opens fall 2021.
Flags made with recycled fabrics from around the world honor immigrants and symbolize the roots of Americans – past and present. With materials sourced from friends and strangers, artist Bonnie Meltzer continues her practice of integrating, repairing, and transforming found objects into social commentary. This Fall the flags hang alone, but next year they will be part of a giant interactive installation, “Tikkun Olam – Mending the Social Fabric,” at the Oregon Jewish Museum. By 2021, A 20-foot diameter parachute will be embellished with the flags, embroidered and crocheted text, and have tears in the fabric that visitors to the museum can mend.