1:00 - 3:00
A Crochet Jam is a public, art-making event focused on relaxation and human connection led by local artist Ramekon O’Arwisters. Learn one crochet stitch and then create an art piece using your hands and fabric strips provided, or bring your own. The program is designed to be a meditative practice with no prescribed outcome for the creative process. Participants are able to keep their creations.
Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society.
O’Arwisters grew up in Jim Crow South during the Civil Rights Movement, where he had a safe haven, quilting with his Grandmother where he was “embraced, important and special.” These early memories prompted his nascent series of unique crocheted/ceramic sculptures titled, Mending. Employing ordinary household, or decorative pottery, broken and discarded, O’Arwisters combined traditional crafts into a dimensional woven tapestry, stripping both cloth and ceramic of their intended function. O’Arwisters is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco.