Iterations at Providence Public Library
One of adulthood’s nicer surprises has been finding that my creative and professional interests not only converge frequently, but that this convergence is encouraged and supported by likeminded individuals and organizations. This was the case most recently at the Providence Public Library, where I was invited to contribute to the recent exhibit Iterations, curated by Angela DiVeglia, their Special Collections Curatorial Assistant, and an excellent artist herself.
As the other featured artists appeared to also be, I was inspired by the graphic shapes and limited palette of bold colors used in the 1930s pattern books, some of which I mimicked in the knit hat shown in the background of the photo above. The exhibit model of displaying contemporary works alongside the works that inspired them was particularly effective in this show, and I feel lucky to have had a small piece of my textile work sitting alongside truly interesting works of art both new and old.
You can see a few more images from the show on Notes for Bibliophiles, the PPL’s excellent special collections blog. The night of the opening, I was too busy eating cheese and saying goodbye to friends in advance of my upcoming move to Pittsburgh to take any photos myself.