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Autism Services Inc.

Art Exhibit: Beaded Pockets


Beaded Pockets by Guest Curator Kathy Shiroki



Opening Reception

Atrium 124
124 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York
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June 19 – 26, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Inspired by The Beaded Prayers Project by Sonya Clark, Kathy Gaye Shiroki introduced materials and the project titled Beaded Pockets for artists at Autism Services. The artists created fabric pouches by folding and twisting the fabric around secret messages and drawings hidden inside the shaped pouches. Beads were added and the pockets were sewn on an unconventional craft hoop frame. The carefully selected fabrics and beads created a three-dimensional collage with subtle patterns revealing themselves. Artists engaged in skills of folding, sewing, binding, and fastening small objects.

Captivated by the use of the embroidery frames, artists in the community were invited to use the same type of hoop to create their own individual artwork. Thank you to the artists who participated enthusiastically in the exhibition. I am grateful for their divergent creativity and thoughtful ways of working. — Kathy Gaye Shiroki

Featuring work by Andy C., Becky P., Keith M., Neil S., Brandon S., Kevin K., David O., Erich Haneberg, Cynnie Gaasch, Fotini Galanes, Jim Goodrich, Amy Greenan, Tom Holt, Candace Keegan-Masters, Julie Lewitzky, Maria Lowe, Sandy Ludwig, and Katherine Sehr.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.