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October 2-October 30
A tufted installation by fiber artist Felicia Murray
Keep Growing is a tufted textile art installation filled with color, texture, and the words, “Keep Growing”.
Keep Growing is created with rug tufting techniques and other fiber art techniques that depict motifs from nature, representing growth and blossoming, as if a veritable garden of fiber art, texture, and pattern are surrounding the tufted words.
No matter who you are or where you come from, we all have struggles, and no matter the size of the traumas you carry, you can make it through them. And know that Keep Growing does not ultimately mean Keep GOING. Keep growing means taking the time you need to grow as a person and find yourself through self-care, meditation, a new hobby, or relaxation that you so deserve. Build yourself back up, regenerate, and then you can inspire others to do the same. During these unpredictable times, our community needs to come together and spread joy and kindness. I hope that the people that view the project will start a chain reaction to bring healing and happiness to others.
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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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