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Incarnations: Life in Cloth
October 6-October 29
Five contemporary artists transform vintage textiles into art and wearables influenced by Japanese aesthetics of reuse
An exhibition of five contemporary artists that employ vintage and reclaimed textiles in new and innovative ways to produce original artwork including abstract, wearable, and 3-dimensional pieces. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics of mending and reuse which value the spirit of even the most ragged cloth, the exhibiting artists breathe new life into old textiles, regenerating the material and revitalizing its history. Nine Gallery will be open until 7 pm on October 6th.
The exhibition includes work from the following artists:
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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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