New exhibit about ‘Pins and Needles’ — Bridgeport News

by Ryan Salinetti

Mention: "The Housatonic Museum of Art presents “Pins and Needles” on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries from Jan. 21 through Feb. 20, with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Pins and needles, the tools long associated with sewing and spinning, which continues to be an essential part of women’s domestic and industrial labor, are used as a means of creative expression by the 10 women artists presented in the show curated by Suzan Shutan.

“Pins and Needles” explores a variety of subjects, including memory, mapping, beauty, nature, pleasure, loss, pain, absence and presence, poetry, scripture and spirituality.

Artists in the show include Kim Bruce, Janice Caswell, Beth Dary, Valerie Hallier, Tamiko Kawata, Karen Shaw, Belle Shafir, Suzan Shutan, Jill Vasileff and Erwina Ziomkowska."

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