Fig Knit-On (Art Opening)

A Fiber Art Exhibit and Yarn-Bombing Event

For the month of October, a group of artists will magically transform the sidewalk in front of Future Studio Gallery by dressing everyday items in varying combinations of fiber material. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Hey, that parking meter could use a sweater,” or “Wouldn’t knit flowers look good in that empty planting box,” then we have an exhibit for you. The act of yarn bombing combines the art of street installation with needlework to create colorful, unexpected, and funny messages in a venue shared by everyone. Enjoy a stroll and marvel in the handmade work attached to street signs, lightposts, parking meter posts, and other fixtures along the street.

This is a two-fold exhibition, and includes a wall display inside the gallery. Works range from funny to functional; some draw on the rich history of Northeast Los Angeles, while others use unusual materials; and all puch the knit/crochet envelope. Participating artists include: Ellen Bloom, Beth Elliott, Jacque Lene Engel, Carmela Gomes, Miriam Gonzalez, Susana Gonzalez, Heather Hoggan, Amy Inouye, Julie Keehner, Artemisia Kosar, Arzu Arda Kosar, Lauri Mraz, Racquel “Rocky” Ormsby-Olivares, David Orozco, Noah B. Orozco, Connie Rohman, Joya Roy, Suzie Stroll, Sherry Thompson, Kacy Treadway.

Various free knit/crochet workshops will take place Sun. Oct. 10, Sat. Oct. 16, Sun. Oct. 17, and Sat. Oct. 23.