The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is showing a range of work on the theme “The Personal Is Political” at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College. Over 20 members explore themes of home and homelessness, power and violence, and joy and community.
Shown is Larissa Waya’s “Together as One,” stitched from blankets donated at homeless shelters. Part of the piece is the rough, ragged blanket, the other half a tailored jacket with applique work referencing the wrought iron gates of Versailles. Exquisite needlework transforms unpromising material into an object of elegance and power.
Join several artists for a talk on December 5th at 3:30 in the gallery. An opening reception for NAWA will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 16th, from 2-5pm.
Check the Pine Manor College website and Annenberg Library page for hours, including winter break hours, as gallery hours follow the library’s. The show will be up until mid-February. Pine Manor College is located at 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, Mass.