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11.20.2018 | Riverwork Project | Free

November 20, 2018
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 12, 2019

Categories: Visual Arts


Riverwork Project is a panoramic textile artwork comprised of separate panels that together form 100 feet of pliable sections of sewn, layered, hand-stenciled and painted cloth. Referencing human and water resources, the Riverwork Project blends geometry, symbols and color to highlight cultural meanings of shared experiences.

Artist Sun Smith-Foret conceived the idea to reflect the region’s diverse population and individual human experiences with a monumental-scale textile piece that involved more than 100 artists from a variety of ages, race, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. Each artist contributed a small, themed segment which was then integrated into the artwork. Themes from the artists include immigration, cotton production, transportation, music, dreams, film, and memories. Photography, painting, and hand-sewing embellish the surface of the textiles.

Riverwork Project is now on display at St. Louis Lambert International Airport through May 12, 2019

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