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Raleigh, NC, United States
Raleigh, North Carolina 27511, 27518, 27529, 27545, 27560, 27587, 27591, 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605,
The Office of Raleigh Arts is excited to host New York-based artist Olek as she begins the North Carolina leg of her 50-state public art project, Love Across the USA. Olek, who is widely known for “yarn-bombing” sites, will work with participants to create a portrait of an important North Carolina woman. The completed work will be approximately 40’ wide and over 20’ high, and will debut on the eastern facade of the Raleigh Convention Center in October 2017.
This August Olek will lead a series of workshops to create the artwork here in North Carolina. These workshops will teach participants the crochet technique necessary to help create Raleigh’s tribute to a strong woman’s voice. After the workshops, participants will be in charge of completing one square, a 2ft x 2ft piece of the overall artwork, which will then be sewn together to create the final mural.
Friday, August 25th, 6 – 9pm @ Artspace
Saturday, August 26th, 11 – 2pm @ Top Greene
Saturday, August 26th, 6 – 9pm @ VAE
Workshop Registration & Questions:
Please register online: .oleknc.wufoo.com/forms/workshops
This project is made possible by:
Office of Raleigh Arts, The City of Raleigh, and Red Heart
Optic and Emily Alexander, Artspace, VAE Raleigh, CAM Raleigh, Anchorlight, Rebus Works, McConnell Studios, Top Greene Community Center, Chavis Community Center, Raleigh Convention Center, Black Girl in the Arts, Raleigh Murals Project, American Underground, Gridworks and Lump.
Webpage with more information:
Official Project FB page: